Playing the piano and singing, these have been his daily activities from an early age on. Andy Bey was barely eight when he first started performing, sometimes assisted by tenor sax legend Hank Mobley. At 13, his first blues record came out and at 17, he and family formed the group Andy & the Bey Sisters, with whom he toured for a time. Years later, Bey developed into the ideal accompanist. He had lots of work, played with McCoy Tyner, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Eddie Harris and was the vocalist in Gary Bartz' lauded Harlem Bush Music project. Not only did he deliver social political texts, he also lent a hand on Horace Silver's philosophical self-help theme records. Bey himself does not have a large number of records to his name; only with the work he released in the 1990s did he receive the recognition he deserves; finally, he is seen and recognized as a representative of an important generation of jazz vocalists. Andy Bey brings an combination of jazz, folk and soul.