Like everyone, I'm stunned to hear the news of the passing of my friend Andrew Speight. Andrew was about as passionate as you could get about jazz and served the music and the community well. He was super kind to me and always made time for me. He had agreed to play on one of my next projects. I didn't know Andrew from his time at MSU as that was before my time, but really got to know him on one of our tours we had him back for. Then anytime he was here or I was in SF, we would meet up. My last time in SF we went to his Italian place he liked to eat a lot and seemed everyone knew him, then we went back to his house and he showed me his set up for all of his weekly broadcasts. Andrew knew of my deep love of Louis Armstrong and was wearing this incredible Louis Armstrong tie and he took it off and said here, you should have this! That was Andrew! I'm really feeling for my MSU family that were so shaped by his influence. Much love y'all! Life is short, take advantage of the now and prepare for the after. Thank you for all your love Andrew!
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician