Andrew MacKelvie is an award-winning improviser, saxophonist, and educator from Kjipuktuk, the unceded ancestral home and territory of the Mi’kma’ki people. (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He has been active in his local improvised music community for the last 10 years performing with his own ensembles and for new and creative music organizations. Currently, he is the leader of the ambient improvised music ensemble, New Hermitage. They have released five records including the award winning New Hermitage + Jeff Reilly. Their latest recording, Unearth, has received critical acclaim across Canada and Europe. Artists he has performed or recorded with include, but isn’t limited to, Angel Bat Dawid, Lido Pimienta, Aquakultre, Erin Costelo, Michael C. Duguay, Major Funk. MacKelvie is a student at Memorial University where he is studying music education. After Memorial, he plans on pursuing further degrees researching and studying improvisational pedagogy and practices.