Andre Atkins graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1990. Prior to that he attended Shoreline Community College on a full tuition scholarship. He was a recipient of Berklee Achievement Scholarship. In addition, he won the WindPlayer Magazine Scholarship for best performance, as well as the 1987 Washington State Best Classical Soloist Award. Upon completing his studies, he moved to Switzerland where he was appointed Principal Trombonist for George Gershwin's only Opera "Porgy and Bess". He moved back to the States in 1992. Andre plays different type of music including Pop, R'n'B, Soul, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Classical, and Caribbean.