Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 3:00pm

6200 20th St #600, Vero Beach, FL 32966

NEWTON HOWARD Red Sparrow Overture
MANCINI Peter Gunn
MANCINI The Pink Panther
GIACCHINO The Incredibles
SILVESTRI The Avengers
SCHIFRIN Mission: Impossible
WILLIAMS Escapades from Catch Me If You Can
WILLIAMS Prayer for Peace from Munich
BARRY James Bond Medley
ARNOLD Casino Royale
HERRMANN North by Northwest

Andrew Cleaver, saxophone

For your eyes only, your SCSO unveils a top-secret document discovered by our crack team of deep-cover spies: this electrifying concert will transport you into the shadowy underworld of espionage, international intrigue, romance and adventure through the irresistible soundtracks that help make spy cinema so popular all over the world.  Special agent Aaron Collins leads the program that features the heavy hitters of the genre like James Bond and Mission: Impossible. Thrillers that fit the bill are also included—Munich and North by Northwest—as well as unforgettable comedies like The IncrediblesCatch Me if You Can and The Pink Panther. This spirited performance presented at the movie theater will make you feel like you’re in the know.  But start watching now, because this message will self-destruct in five, four, three…

Artist Information

Saxophonist and Melbourne, Fl, resident Andrew Cleaver has been a professional soloist for more than 35 years.  He started his musical life as a young US Air Force performer after graduating from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Thirty-five years later, after becoming a military retiree with 14 years as a Treasury Department employee, Andrew is known locally for his proficiency in educating and inspiring young Melbourne-area saxophonists at his private lesson studio.  Andrew also works with Brevard County schools including Viera, Melbourne and Heritage high schools.  Andrew has performed with The Ronettes, Louise Mandrell, Kevin Eubanks, The Beverly Sisters, Karrin Allyson, Paquito D’Rivera and saxophone master instructor Eugene Rousseau. He also played saxophone on the Grammy Award-winning album, "PDQ Bach: Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion," which won Best Comedy Album in 1992.  His military performance tours lead him through 20 countries with audiences including England's Queen Mother, Prime Minister John Major, presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama as well as several U.S. senators and other international dignitaries.  Andrew enlisted in the Air Force in 1988 to join the Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. In 1992, he transferred to The United States Air Forces in Europe Band as principal alto saxophonist and lead for the Air Force's Glenn Miller Band sax section while serving as Drum Major for the Air Force Ceremonial Band.

He transferred to the Air Force Band of Mid-America in Illinois in 1996 and joined the Air Force Public Affairs team at the Pentagon in September 2001, which lead to his position in The United States Air Force Band at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., as a public affairs specialist, saxophonist and concert announcer in 2003.

While at Bolling, Andrew was assigned to the Air Force’s premier jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note, and retired in 2009.

Aside from being his mother’s favorite sax player, Andrew continues his work at the US Department of Treasury and performs with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, the SCSO Sax Quartet, the Space Coast Big Band and other local groups.  He spends his "free time" helping his wife with her home organizing business while painstakingly remodeling his home; a task he says seems to never, ever, end.