Drew Vandewinckel



Area of Study

Private Lessons , Summer Arts Program

Career Highlights

B.A., Jazz Performance, SUNY Purchase College

Drew Vandewinckel is an in-demand saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who brings his passion to the bandstand and the classroom. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase, Drew began a decade-long career performing across the tristate area while teaching private lessons and running successful classroom music programs.

Some of Drew’s career highlights include performing with the award winning Ed Palermo Big Band, music directing the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, playing every saxophone chair with Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, and appearing on “America’s Got Talent” with Alex Boye. Drew has also led many successful groups, including his project The Speak Freely Trio with their new EP “Windows”.

As an educator, Drew has developed a general music and after school program for The Whitby School in Greenwich CT, taught privately at The Connecticut School of Music, Grace Music, and run masterclasses with Jazz In The Classroom.