Andy McDonough
Musician | Writer | Photographer

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Andy McDonough

LearningFirm Media

A little something about Andy

Andy is a musician, freelance writer and photographer who makes his home at the Jersey Shore and the foothills of Tucson, Arizona. Andy's Jersey Shore not the one of recent television fame, but the easy going web of towns that share the ever-changing and endless ocean, beautiful beaches, boardwalks and byways of New Jersey's coastal towns. With its own rich musical heritage and in close proximity to the cultural mecca of New York City, there is no place quite like it. Then there is Tucson. A world away, this city is as unique as the desert that surronds it. With its stunning desert vistas and a vibrant community of artists and musicians, what better place is there to be creative?

If you are a musician, you may know that Andy performs many different musical styles from popular to classical to jazz. He appreciates the regular opportunities to perform and record with stand-out musicians in the area's top venues. Andy's company, A-Song-For-You, has been providing music for private and corporate events for over 20 years.

In addition to his own musical endeavors, to better recognize an under appreciated community of jazz players and aficionados, Andy founded and developed, an informative online resource that supports live jazz in and around New Jersey. With repeated accolades from the cultural community, the media has repeatedly cited this website as the number one resource for the local jazz community and it continues to receive support from the region's top jazz venues and performers. With jazz-centric event postings, lists of the venues and a weekly email blast that reaches over 6,500 jazz fans, players and key media representatives, it is where you go to find jazz in New Jersey.

Complimenting his music, Andy has over 15 years of freelance writing and photography credits from his regular contributions to technology and business publications that include CMP publications' Information Week and Data Networking magazines, as well as work for online channel marketing efforts like,, and many others. Andy's LLC, LearningFirm Media, provides features about musical instruments, audio gear and production technology for print and online publications, including Sound and Communications Magazine, Church Production Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine. His insightful pieces on the arts and education have graced the pages family and regional magazines in over 15 states.

Contact Andy directly or visit his Facebook page to learn more. Also check his Gig Guide to see where he playing this week.

Images of Andy with guitar are compliments of creative photographers, Joe del Tufo and Jim Coarse, at Moonloop Photography.

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