Andrew Barker is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn, NY.
Barker is co-founder of the free jazz and improvised music ensemble Gold Sparkle Band from Atlanta, Georgia from 1994 to present. After moving to Brooklyn, NY in 1998, Andrew became the drummer in William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra (appearing on Mayor of Punkville, Raincoat in the River, Spontaneous, and For Percy Heath). Since then he has appeared on many recordings with musicians such as Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Chris Jonas, Butch Morris, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons, Assif Tsahar, Weasel Walter, Virginia Genta, Tara Jane O’Neal, Chris Lee, Ed Ricart, Roy Campbell, Paul Dunmall, and many others. Barker has performed with many musicians in New York City and beyond.
Barker leads the psychedelic free jazz unit Acid Birds (with Jaime Fennelly of Mind Over Mirrors and Charles Waters of GSB), and the heavy improv unit, Barker Trio (with Michael Foster and Tim Dahl).