Whether on the road touring with some of the nation’s top acts, laying down session work in the studio, or mentoring students of all levels, Andrew Guterman brings passion, professionalism, and unique personal style to every project he undertakes.
Although formally educated at New York’s world-renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Guterman is by no means bound by a solely academic approach. In contrast, it is his extensive performance experience in styles as diverse as jazz, rock, roots blues, country, and reggae that has quickly positioned him as one of the most in demand drummers and educators in the region.
Guterman has graced some of the nation’s premier venues; The 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), Irving Plaza (NYC), Toad’s Place (New Haven), Knucklehead’s (Kansas City), The Flamingo Cantina (Austin), The Tractor Tavern (Seattle); and the list goes on.
While perhaps best known for holding percussion duties with legendary ska/soul group, The Pietasters, Guterman has toured with Kim Wilson, Junior Watson, and Mitch Kashmar, shared the stage with Rick Estrin & the Nightcats as well as toured the country with acts as varied as foundation roots reggae vocalist Claudius Linton, NYC blues & rock ‘n’ roll band Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, and Nashville americana stalwarts Miss Tess & the Talkbacks.
Despite his busy touring and recording schedule, Guterman remains a fixture of the Bay Area, CA music scene, regularly performing and collaborating with a who’s who of local talent. And all this while actively giving back through mentoring and teaching musicians of all levels and age groups.