Andrew Mills has been committed to promoting quality music in his community as a performer and educator for most of his life. Before joining the music team at CapRadio, Andrew enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional guitarist. He's performed in over 90 countries, and offered his talents to numerous recordings as well.
A proud Canadian ex-pat, Andrew completed his music education in jazz performance at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. There he studied under several Canadian jazz greats, including Dave McMurdo, Pat Collins, and Geoff Young. He also had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, and Wynton Marsalis.
When he isn’t hosting Excellence in Jazz, there is a good chance you can catch Andrew performing throughout the Bay Area, Tahoe, or anywhere in between.
The Giants of Mainstream Jazz plus today's most exciting straight-ahead emerging artists with contemporary vocals and spices of Blues and Latin Jazz.
May 26, 2022
Synonymous with cool and a signature muted trumpet sound, Miles Davis is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time — but, he was so much more than that. On the 96th anniversary of his birth, we’ll explore his genre-defying musical legacy.
December 22, 2021
CapRadio’s jazz hosts share their top picks for jazz music that came out in 2021.
December 16, 2021
Forty years ago, Gary Vercelli had an idea. An idea that would forever change the face of Christmas at CapRadio. But, like all great ideas, it did not come to him easily.
October 20, 2021
Samara Joy sings like she's seen it all, but she just released her self-titled debut album. CapRadio’s Andrew Mills spoke with her on winning an international jazz vocal competition, having a fan in Oscar-winning actress Regina King and more.
June 4, 2021
Alexa Tarantino is a shining star saxophonist and composer at the forefront of today’s exciting jazz scene. She spoke with CapRadio’s Andrew Mills on recording an album through a pandemic, learning a new language, and more.
April 14, 2021
Excellence in Jazz Host Andrew Mills takes a look at some stand-out tracks from the storied Jazz record label Blue Note as we honor a great American artform during the month of April.
March 29, 2021
Trumpeter Grady Flamm and vibraphonist, composer and arranger Jackson Irvine have accomplished a lot in their young careers. They spoke with CapRadio’s Andrew Mills on their early jazz education, their future outlook, and more.
January 5, 2021
Andrew Mills takes a look back at some of his favorite jazz albums from 2020.
October 6, 2020
As we head into the birth month of the great Thelonious Monk, let’s take a look back on some of his many astounding contributions to the jazz repertoire.
July 7, 2020
Jazz Host Andrew Mills, CapRadio’s resident Canadian expat, runs through some of his favorite Canadian jazz artists in celebration of Canada Day earlier this month.