Andrew Willmott, is the senior trumpet instructor at the Gig Center of Westport (formerly, The Westport Music Center), where he’s been teaching students of all ages and ability since 1996. In addition, he is an adjunct brass and piano instructor at Greens Farms Academy since 2018. Mr.Willmott has also been on the trumpet faculty at New England Music Camp since 2010, and as of 2022, is the Director of Jazz Studies and Director of the NEMC Jazz Ensemble.
Originally from Westport, CT Mr. Willmott attended the University of Connecticut where he studied trumpet performance with Daniel Patrylak and received the Semper Fidelis award from the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Willmott also studied trumpet with Steven Emery, formerly of BSO and Professor at New England Conservatory.
After attending college, Mr. Willmott pursued a variety of playing opportunities, including work with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Laco Deczi Cellula, Cubistic Jack, Connecticut All-star Big Band and many productions of broadway shows. In addition, Mr. Willmott currently performs with Ridgefield Symphony, Berkshire Jazz Orchestra, A Nordic Sound Jazz Orchestra, Fairfield County 9, Renaissance Brass Quintet, and is co-founder of Gold Coast Brass Quintet.