Ande’s implements of musical construction

Jacobson_01_cropped-reducedAnde Jacobson is an engineer, freelance writer and musician, and the founder of A Good Reed Review.

Having spent many years as both a reed player and music director for community theater, Ande has had the opportunity to become involved in productions on many levels. That involvement includes much of the behind the scenes stage and prep work in addition to the musical aspects. A Good Reed Review combines Ande’s analytical skills as an engineer with a wealth of theatrical and musical experience to provide freelance services as a musician, a music director, and a writer.

As a musician, Ande freelances as a player and an arranger. Ande’s playing focuses on A/Bb/Eb clarinet, soprano/alto/tenor saxophone, and flute/piccolo/alto flute.

As a music director, Ande directs small ensembles and pit orchestras for various local community and youth theatre groups often mentoring promising young musicians in many of those pit orchestras. Ande is also available for private woodwind instruction.

A list of Ande’s performances and public appearances along with some performance samples are available on the Appearances page.

As a writer, Ande freelances in the arts, politics, the sciences, and other miscellaneous areas of interest. Leveraging a lengthy engineering career, Ande also provides services as a technical writer.

Read Ande’s full-length theatrical and book reviews; commentaries/personal essays on various subjects including the arts, politics, and other miscellaneous subjects; and some promotional material on this site. In addition to commentaries that appear here on A Good Reed Review, links to some of Ande’s external publications are also included on the Commentary & Pubs page.

OUaM Conductor In Action
Ande in action on the conductor’s platform.

Beyond reviews and other nonfiction stories and essays on this site, Ande is also developing a body of work in fiction, primarily in the form of short stories. Links to some of these stories can be found on the Fiction page.

Readers are invited to pose items for discussion or share thoughts with Ande and other readers on the Discussion page.

Interested users can also find Ande on Mastodon.

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9 thoughts on “About

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