Chicago based freelance saxophonist Corbin Andrick is a dynamic voice in the Second City music scene. Originally from Decatur, IL, Corbin moved to Chicago in 2007 to attend DePaul University. There he studied improvisation privately with Mark Colby, Bob Palmieri, Ron Perillo, and Kelly Sill, as well as composition with Tom Matta. These led to performances with Jeff Hamilton, Phil Woods, Tim Ries, Denis DiBlasio, Ira Sullivan, John Fedchock, Randy Brecker, and Jimmy Heath. After achieving his Bachelor of Music degree in 2011, Corbin pursued a Master’s degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul. Andrick has recorded and released two albums of original compositions: “Accidently On Purpose,” and “Olmstead’s Whistle,” which featured the 2014 Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill. He formed the band Bonzo Squad in 2014, which has held weekly residencies at Lilly’s, the Arrogant Frog, and aliveOne in Chicago, IL. Bonzo Squad has released three records: “Bonzo Squad,” “There’s Always Tomorrow,” and “Live At aliveOne.” In 2015, Andrick was selected as a Vandoren Regional Artist, which aided him in presenting educational clinics at schools. In 2019, Andrick received the Luminarts Jazz Fellowship Award from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. In 2020, Bonzo Squad was selected to the Chicago Band Roster by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Notable artists that Andrick has performed with include Dumpstaphunk, Neal Francis, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Syl Johnson and the Sweet Divines, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Clarence Penn, Randy Brecker, LuisBonilla, Neal Francis, Nikki Glaspie, and Sharay Reed.