Andrew Malloy, a New Hampshire native, attended the University of Massachusetts graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He continued his education at The Juilliard School where he received a Master of Music in Performance. He lived in Los Angeles where he worked as an active freelance musician for 40 years. As a studio player he recorded hundreds of film scores as well as TV shows and commercials. He performed as a regular member of the Pasadena, Santa Barbara, and New West Symphonies and The Crown City Brass Quintet. In addition, he worked with most of the leading musical organizations in the Los Angeles area: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Long Beach Symphony. He taught trombone at California State University, Northridge, Masters University in Santa Clarita, Pepperdine University, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California Lutheran University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Active in the area as a solo recitalist, he commissioned and premiered 11 works for solo trombone, trombone and piano, and appeared as a soloist with many ensembles in the Southland and Central Coast.
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Malloy produced a solo album, BEST OF FRIENDS, including commissioned works and works never before published. The album will be released by Navona Records in September 2022. Previous works released by Navona Records include his March 2012 solo album PAPER CLIPS, recorded in Boston and distributed by Naxos. This album is a two CD set consisting entirely of solo works for trombone that he commissioned. He co-produced two successful Christmas albums, CAROLS FROM THE BELLS, which feature 16 top Los Angeles trombonists performing arrangements of Christmas carols. These albums were created as a funding resource for Hearts of Music, a non-profit organization formed to financially assist musicians and their families dealing with serious health issues. In the recording field, Malloy recorded for many well-known film composers and performed on hundreds of film soundtracks.
Currently serving on the Board of Directors of Musicians Foundation, he is President Emeritus of the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Musicians Association and served as a Director on the Executive Board of Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians, Los Angeles, and as a Vestry member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena.