Andrew Latona clearly has something to say each time he picks up a guitar, paintbrush or pen. His art is a fresh expression of modern and classical forms and ideas. Known for his ability to engage students, fellow musicians and audiences alike, Latona is a sought after guitarist, teacher and collaborator.
He has been active member of the music community since his high school years studying and performing in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. A recent graduate of SUNY Purchase College’s Jazz Conservatory of Music with a B.Mus. in Jazz Guitar (Magna Cum Laude), Latona has performed with many greats including Gary Bartz, Jon Faddis, Ingrid Jensen, Gary Thomas, Steve Davis, and Ann Hampton Calloway among others. In addition to pit bands, churches and go-go clubs, he has performed at some of the top jazz clubs in the region including the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Kennedy Center, Bohemian Cavern, Birdland, and Mintons. Corporate clients have included Tiffany’s (solo guitar) and Nike (jazz combo). Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Latona maintains a busy schedule of performing, recording and teaching.