Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets, flute), composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. He maintains an active national and international career and serves as an Associate Professor and Chair of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, composition, and improvisation. Bishop has recorded over forty compact discs as a sideman and regularly performs with his own groups (Bishop/Cleaver/Flood, Andrew Bishop’s Hank Williams Project, Andrew Bishop’s Mainstem, and Blue Origami) and as a member of Gerald Cleaver’s Violet Hour and Uncle June, the Ellen Rowe Quartet, Phil Ogilive’s Rhythm Kings, and the contemporary concert music group Opus 21. As a composer and arranger, he has received over twenty five commissions from professional organizations and universities and numerous residencies. He has also completed composition and arranging projects for Matt Wilson, Robert Hurst, Steve Houghton, and saxophonist Dave Liebman.