Andreas Brade was born and raised in Waiblingen, Germany. Music played an important part in his family and was an integral part of his childhood. Andreas began drum lessons at the age of twelve at the local music school. As a teenager, he played the drums in school bands, rock and funk bands, as well as in his father's orchestra.

At the age of 18, Andreas decided to pursue his musical career more seriously and studied privately with instructors Thomas Keltsch and Michael Kersting; he also enrolled in harmony studies at "Studien Kreis für Musik" in Stuttgart.

In 1991, Andreas moved to Boston to enroll in a four-year program in Performance on drumset at Berklee College of Music. During this time, he was exposed to many different world music rhythms, which strongly influenced his playing style.

Andreas Brade performs regularly with different artists in World Music, Jazz and Funk including world beat bands Balla Tounkara, Atlas Soul, Wildest Dreams, as well as Haitian recording artist Gifrants and jazz guitarist Issi Rozen. He has performed at both international and national jazz festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, International Festival in Lafayette, and the Boston Globe Jazz Festival. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston Symphony Hall, as well as at musical venues in Houston, Florida and Bethlehem, PA. He performs regularly at clubs in the North East of the United States.

Andreas has performed on several recordings. Throughout the years, four of the groups he has performed with were nominated for a Boston Music Award in the world music category. One recording won the National Independent Music Award in 2003.

Andreas is currently the chair of the Percussion Department at the Community Music Center in Boston and is a member of VicFirth educational team. He has taught at Berklee College of Music, the South Shore Conservatory, the Boston Arts Academy and works as an accompanist for the Boston Ballet.In 2000 Andreas received the Marilla MacDill Award for excellence in teaching and community service. He is endorsed by Sonor Drums and Vic Firth drum sticks.

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