SSgt Jared Andrews


SSgt. Jared M. Andrews joined the United States Air Force Academy Band in June 2012.  He currently performs on upright and electric bass with the Falconaires and Concert Band as well as sousaphone with the Marching Band.  In addition to his musical responsibilities SSgt Andrews also works in the unit’s supply shop.

Prior to his enlistment, SSgt Andrews earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Double Bass Performance from Valdosta State University in 2008, followed shortly thereafter by his Master of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from Florida State University in 2010.  During his tenure at FSU, he was a graduate teaching assistant and directed FSU’s Jazz Ensemble III.   He has proudly studied his craft with such teachers as Rodney Jordan, Donovan Stokes, Marcus Roberts, Paul McKee, Leon Anderson, Bill Peterson and David Springfield. SSgt Andrews has also had the privilege to share the stage with Chuck Israels, Martin Bejarano and Walt Weiskopf.


2004 High School Diploma, Perry High School, Perry, GA
2008 Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Double Bass Performance, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
2010 Master of Arts in Jazz Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2017 Airman Leadership School, Peterson AFB


1. June 2012 - Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO


Air Force Achievement Medal

AF Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Medal

Airman of the Year 2012

Airman of the Year 2013

PA Communication Excellence Award 2012 – Amn of the Year

PA Communication Excellence Award 2013 – Amn of the Year

PA Communication Excellence Award 2014 – Amn of the Year