Andrew A. Melzer
Andrew A. Melzer - WE LOVE YOU, CANADA
Region: PEI
Genre: Jazz, Pop

Member Profile


Andrew A. Melzer is a composer, lyricist, record producer and
writer. He started his music education as a six year old boy,
completing a year of Conservatory theory and solfege in Budapest,
Hungary. He then began twelve years of violin training, first in
Budapest and later in Toronto. He studied violin in Canada with the
prominent violinist/educator Irene Haydu, and composition with Dr.
Samuel Dolin. After competing in the Greater Toronto Kiwanis Music
Festivals in his teens for solo violin and winning ten awards, Andrew
completed his education at The Royal Conservatory of Music. He then
produced a bilingual pop version of a song called "Canada" which quickly
became a national success, celebrating 100 years of Canada's
Confederation. Fifty years later, in 2017, he composed and produced "We
Love You, Canada / Nous t'aimons, Canada" to celebrate Canada's 150th + .

Over the years, his productions enjoyed international distribution
through Sparton Records, Warner Bros. Records, United Artists Records,
Attic Records, Bradleys Records, Qualiton Imports, IODA, The Orchard,
and over a hundred digital stores including, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic,
Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, 7 Digital, AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Telus
and Bell. His music has been recorded by numerous artists. Recently,
Andrew produced an album of his songs, "Norm Amadio And Friends",
performed by Juno Award winning jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. The
album has received terrific reviews as well as domestic and
international airplay. He received a Producer of the Year Nomination
from the East Coast Music Association for this album. The American
Songwriting Awards announced that his songs "Scoot On Over To Scat's" is
a Nominee for Best Comedy/Novelty Song of 2015; and "Music For
Madeleine" is a Nominee for Best Instrumental Composition of 2015, "
'Round The Bend" is a Nominee for Best Jazz Composition of 2016 and "She
Smiled" a Finalist for best Easy Listening Composition of 2016. Andrew
completed writing/composing a 21st century operetta: "Island Wedding-The
Musical" that takes place on Prince Edward Island between 1909-1937.
In 2017 Andrew composed and produced a Canada 150 single recording: We
Love You, Canada / Nous t'aimons, Canada sung by the Confederation
Centre Youth Chorus. He wrote the English lyrics and ECMA Nominee Yvette
d'Entremont wrote the French.

RECORDING COLLABORATIONS:

Norm Amadio, Tommy Ambrose, Bob Price, Stan Perry, Stitch ‘N Tyme, Soma,
Pinky Dauvin, Don Scardino (Emmy&DGA Awards),Moira Connely, Debbie
Fleming (Juno Nominee), Pam Marsh, Joey Iaci, Doug Riley (Juno Awards,
Order of Canada), Peter Cardinali, Terry Clarke (Juno Award, Order of
Canada)), Keith Jollimore, “The Toronto Symphony String Section”,
Beverly D’Angelo (Golden Globe Awards), Rhonda Silver, Dianne
Brooks, Scatman Crothers, Ray Brown (Grammy Awards), Bruce Cassidy,
Tommy Newsome and “The Tonight Show Horn Section”, Earl Palmer, Mike
Melvoin, Arthur Adams, Al Ciner (Grammy Award), Dennis Belfield (Grammy
Award), Victor Feldman, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Grace Cosgrove,
Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna (Grammy Nominee), Bobby Rodriguez (Grammy
Nominee), Alan Paul of Manhattan Transfer (Multiple Grammy Awards),
Darlene Koldenhoven (Grammy Award), Ralph Humphrey, Rosemary Galloway,
Phil Dwyer (Juno Award), Guido Basso (Juno Awards), Reg Shwager
(National Jazz Award), Marc Jordan (Juno Award) Jackie Richardson (Juno
Awards, Gemini Awards, NAACP Award Nominee), The Hot Club Of San
Francisco, Donald Fraser, Catherine O'Brien, Joey Kitson, Deryl Gallant,
Alan Dowling, Chris Corrigan, Peter Bevan-Baker, Lou Pomanti, Justin
Abedin, Davide di Renzo, Confederation Centre Youth Chorus.