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Born and raised on the east coast, jazz trumpeter, AnDré , received international recognition winning a North American Music Award in Toronto, Ontario. He's been on stage with George Clinton and other Grammy winning artists. After briefly signing with a New York modeling agency at the end of 2005, he decided to resume his music career and officially ended his contract in 2008. In 2009, he composed the music for the Independent film noir, "A Taste of Desperation," while performing on multiple instruments and making a cameo appearance. Mr Mali also received acclaim for his guest spot on UK singer, Sam Moore's album, "Splendid Isolation." He has been featured on recordings with numerous artists ranging from Gospel to Rock music. During the summer of 2010, he was the feature of an hour long television documentary special on jazz music, and also credited as the co-producer.

In 2011, AnDre won another award in the blues genre, and has since been in featured publications. The following year he was part of a nomination and finalist for the Jazz Journalists Association. In 2013, his likeness was seen in a commercial for Lexus. He continues to tour internationally and is known also for his relentless efforts involving the arts and education, along with humanitarian efforts. Additionally, his image is used in promotion for an award winning NYC photography company and featured in the work of photographer, Mike McGreggor, along with notables such as Prince, Bill Clinton, and others. His first book, "Being Through the Eyes of the Soul," was self published in 2014. In the spring of 2014, he was shown in Colorado Life Magazine. A year later, in 2015, his image was used in a photography book by Gary Isaacs, entitled "The Lions Lair." Renowned artist, Alberto Becerra, has additionally made him the subject for one of his works.

AnDré continues to lead a world class jazz quartet, make appearances with multi-award winning artists, while developing a non-profit organization, composing music addressing human rights issues, and writing his third book, scheduled for release in the fall of 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Augustine Léonne

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The first and only African American in his home state to ever be principal trumpet for an orchestra and jazz ensemble.

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