Multi-instrumentalist Katherine Andrick has strong roots in classical music, but began exploring jazz, r&b, and other contemporary styles during her time at Elmhurst University, outside of Chicago. There, Katherine studied both violin and guitar, added viola to her skillset, and absolutely fell in love with the art of improvisation. Years of studying improv/alternative styles have led her all over the world and the U.S. with a plethora of ensembles, representing the genres of country, zydeco, theater, blues, rock, jazz, r&b, soul, classical, edm, and fusion.
Though Katherine has performed with many talented artists/ensembles, highlights include: KYGO, Michael Buble, Disturbed, Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies, and opening for Brad Paisley. Music has brought Katherine to incredible places, some favorites being The Pan American Games in Toronto, Australia, and the Electric Forest Festival. That said, some of her most enjoyable performances have been at home in Chicago, playing the music of Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jean-Luc Ponty with incredible local musicians. She has a prominent role in the Chicago music scene, playing with live bands, string quartets, jazz ensembles, orchestral groups, and for theater productions.
Katherine also loves working as a session musician, and has had the amazing opportunity to work with Grammy winning arranger/composer, Matt Jones. With the Matt Jones Orchestra, she appeared on the albums of Dionne Warwick, No Name, Gorden Campbell, as well as the Grammy nominated album, “A Legendary Christmas” by John Legend. Outside of the studio, Katherine also does at-home recording work for clients.
Katherine has degrees in both Music Education and Music Theory/Composition, and is an active educator, frequently working as a clinician, guest artist, arranger, and adjudicator for orchestras. She’s currently Professor of String Pedagogy at Roosevelt University. In her spare time, Katherine loves arranging for strings, playing electric bass for fun, and doing transcriptions.