An Yu

An Yu is a Chinese jazz drummer, educator and drummer of the Mandarin Band. After graduation from Nine Beats Music Art Training School, he was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2013 majoring Popular Percussion. Then he went to the Royal Conservatory of Amsterdam, Netherlands to study Jazz, and performed with the jazz masters, Jojo Mayer, Akira Jimbo, Dom Famularo, Virgil Donati there. He has been invited to shows and workshops in several countries such as India, U.K. and Australia. He was the first Chinese spokesperson for YAMAHA Jazz drums, and later Promark Drumstick. He has also endorsed Canadian SABIAN Cymbals, American REMO drum head. He participated in many popular TV series and talk shows as a drummer in China, such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Jinxing Show”. He collaborated frequently with the famous Chinese musician, Li Quan at the “Singer” show. In 2021, An Yu debuted his first public solo performance “Tranquil Waves” at Aranya MANDARIN WEEKEND. In 2022, An Yu appeared in Hunan TV’s variety show “The MEWS”.

First place of the 6th and 7th National Youth Percussion Competition (professional youth jazz drum group and professional youth electric drum group). First place of the 2014 Singapore International Chinese Percussion Competition Jazz Drum (youth group). First place of the 2nd IPEA International Percussion Competition Jazz Drum (professional player group).