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Andy Crow (1933-2016)
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Andy Crow at The Mt, Baker Theatre in Bellingham, Photo courtesy William G. Chapman, 2006

  • Andy Crow tribute slide show (Oct. 24, 2015) - 21MB

  • Link to the Washington Center blog post about Andy

    Andy Crow was well known throughout the Northwest as a top-notch musician, equally at home on the organ and piano. Rich harmonies and creative arrangements were a hallmark of Andy's style.
    Andy played organ since age ten, at which time his teacher told him "he would never learn, never paid attention!" He later attained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands and a Master of Music Education from the University of Southern California. He played for radio, TV, churches, banquets, skating rinks, orchestras, bands and for many stage shows.
    Andy at the Haller Lake Community Club organ, December 1999
    During his college years Andy was organist and choirmaster at a large church in Colton, California. It was his stint in the Army Medical Corps that brought him to the Northwest, where he played at 5 chapels, and practiced at the Music Box, Roxy and Temple Theatres in Tacoma, and the Orpheum and Paramount in Seattle.
    Andy playing at Tacoma's Pizza & Pipes For 10 years he traveled extensively with Ted Alan Worth, performing as the Worth-Crow Duo, playing a total of 366 concerts using Rodgers touring organs.
    Andy was a regular at Tacoma Pizza & Pipes, he taught organ, and was a church organist. At one time, he owned two theatres in Olympia including the Capitol Theatre. Andy was instrumental in the installation of the large Wurlitzer pipe organ in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia featured in the Seattle 2010 ATOS Convention

    On one time, Andy was employed by the Rodgers Organ Company to promote their line of electronic theatre organs. This ad appeared on the back cover of Theatre Organ magazine in Fall 1964 Click for a larger version of this image (39K)

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