Andy is a prolific composer and arranger - although his own groups feature him on trumpet he also plays drums to an equal extent, and has performed with many big names in this capacity.
Having grown up in Croydon, he took up a place at Bristol University to read Psychology and ended up settling in the city.
Over the past 25 years Andy has become well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. He has released several CDs of his music, and appeared on four programmes of BBC Radio’s Jazz Notes during the 1990s. Besides his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by Portishead, various theatre productions, TV [Waking the Dead, Cold Lazarus] and the soundtrack of the motion picture "A Good Woman" starring Helen Hunt & Scarlett Johannson.
Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, having taught under the banner of Bristol Jazz Workshops for over a decade. This has led on to tutoring for several jazz summer schools and residential weekends, including CL Jazz, Music For You, Gloucester Academy of Music, Dartington and Falmouth-Yamaha. He has also acted as an external examiner for the Royal Welsh College Jazz Degree Course.
Some key dates:
1988 Attended Banff Summer School with tutors Dave Holland & Kenny Wheeler
1992 Started work at Bristol Music Shop
1994 Recorded CD Brass Reality - For Real & with Portishead - Dummy
1995 Brass Reality tour, Glastonbury, Edinburgh, Brecon, Swanage Festivals
1996 Recorded quintet CD Portrait of the Artist as an Old Git
1997 Portishead Live at Roseland NYC and quintet Jazz Services tour
2000 Left Bristol Music Shop, started internet music book business Musicsender
2001 Recorded quintet CD Walk the Walk
2002 Quintet Jazz Services tour
2005 First performance of Andy Hague Big Band for 40th birthday concert.
2006 Recorded quintet CD Sun & Air
2007 Closed Musicsender business, quintet Jazz Services tour.
2012 Recorded CD Cross My Palm, quintet plus guests.
2013 Cross My Palm 14 date national tour with Arts Council support
2016 Performed at Ronnie Scott’s in big band backing Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley
2017 Performed at Ronnie Scott’s in big band backing Bobby Shew
2018 Recorded quintet CD Coming of Age