Student 2021 Class > Andrew Sumabat
Andrew Sumabat is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, and content creator from Seattle, Washington. His main instrument of choice is the trombone, but he also plays the trumpet and saxophone. Andrew became enamored with music at the age of 10, when he first delved into the world of music by picking up the clarinet in 5th grade band class. Upon being introduced to Jazz at a young age, Andrew was inspired to study Jazz and other music from the Black-American tradition. He has participated in many prestigious programs such as the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival and Competition, and Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz backing vocalist Dianne Reeves and trumpeter Sean Jones.
Currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies/Music Performance at the University of Washington in Seattle, Andrew’s present musical endeavors include studying privately with trumpeter Cuong Vu, drummer Ted Poor, pianist Marc Seales, and saxophonist George Garzone. Andrew is also a member of i///u, a Seattle based Alternative Soul band. They have performed at Festivals such as Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, NPR, and KEXP Studios.