Andy MacDonald is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada at the tender age of zero. After completing a BMus at Humber College in Toronto (2011), support from Canada Council for the Arts enabled Andy to study of Django Reinhardt jazz techniques and compose in France and Montreal (2013/2014). As guitarist / singer / banjoist, he has performed with many unique artists including Denielle Bassels, Denis Chang, Alex Pangman, the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, Climax Jazz Band, Well Charged, Luvmenauts, Tia Brazda, Quique Escamilla and Drew Jurecka. Andy has toured throughout North America and Europe (Paris, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, New Orleans, New York).
As a creative improviser and composer, Andy has written and recorded original music with his group Les Petits Nouveaux. In 2017, the ensemble released their second album which was recorded in Toronto and Stockholm. In 2018, the group was invited back for a 3rd visit to Sweden.