Jazz Music Spans The Generations...
In Memory of Our Friend Andy

Welcome to this website and thanks for stopping by. Generations Jazz Combo was a Canandaigua, NY based trio that was formed in December 2008 and performed together until August 2010 when drummer Andrew M. Harkness unexpectadly passed away. Andy was truly a jazz intellect who loved listening as much as performing. He will be missed.


Andy Harkness, Drum Set
Andy is a retired lawyer who began playing drums in high school and has been performing jazz professionally ever since. "I really wanted to play drums with Count Basie, but ended up practicing law instead. Also, he didn't ask." He has played with countless Finger Lakes and Rochester area bands and musicians, was the long-time host of WXXI's jazz radio program, "Jazz: Straight, No Chaser," is active in several community orchestras, is a jazz historian, and teaches traditional and drumset percussion. In addition to his wide experience, Andy contributes just enough age to give meaning to the band's name, "Generations."

Greg Kane, Piano
Greg is a music teacher at Canandaigua Academy where he directs several school ensembles including the Symphonic Band, Academy New Jazz Ensemble and the Academy Parade Band. He is originally from Penfield, NY, and graduated with music degrees in education and performance from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and Ithaca College. Greg has performed throughout the fingerlakes and southern tier region in a variety of different instrumental ensembles on both piano and french horn. As a pianist, he recently took over a regular position with the Souther Tier All Star Jazz Band.


Kieran Hanlon, Bass
Kieran is a junior at The University of Michigan where he is pursuing a double degree in Double Bass Performance and Jazz Studies, Bass. He has worked in Rochester with musicians such as John Nyerges, Dave Mancini, Matt Stuver, Vince Ercolamento, Geoff Smith, Bill Tiberio and Gabe Condon.


Kieran Hanlon and Greg Kane continue to perform throughought the area and can be contacted via email.
E-Mail Kieran
E-Mail Greg



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August 12, 2010 Newspaper Feature

Andy's Obituary