Board of Directors
Andrew Kesler is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. Originally hailing from the prairies of Canada, Andrew has toured Asia, Europe, Australia and North America earning his reputation as a seasoned performer and patron of many musical styles. Alongside his performing career, he works on both sides of the glass as a session player and recording engineer and has collaborated with some of the industry’s best, including Grammy Award-winning and nominated producers Al Schmitt, Tommy LiPuma, Greg Wells, and Jeremy Darby. Andrew studied music at Humber College in Toronto, earning an honors degree in Jazz Piano Performance and Music Production. As an artist he has released four albums of original music featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians. As an engineer, producer, arranger and studio musician he has credited contributions on dozens of records. His talents also extend to the corporate world of jingles and commercial music producing work regularly for BMG with Google, IBM, Nokia, 7UP, Filler Magazine, and Tourism Australia on his list of clients.
Andrew sings and arranges for the internet-famous jazz a cappella group Accent, comprised of six guys from five different countries who met on YouTube and collaborate through the internet. Inspired by groups like The Hi-Lo’s, the Singers Unlimited, and Take 6, Accent hopes to continue and expand on the vocal group tradition. When not working on A Cappella music, Andrew studies orchestration with Lalo Schifrin and contributes band, horn and string arrangements to various live and studio projects. He is thrilled to be on the Board of Directors working with the society’s many musical legends.