Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle: Obituaries

Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle

Andrew Michael Dicharry Carrico Andrew Michael Dicharry Carrico
(April 4, 1986 - September 11, 2012)

Andrew Michael Dicharry Carrico, a professional baritone saxophone player, died on September 11, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. He was 26. Andrew had moved back to Seattle in March 2012 from Brooklyn, New York, where he had played with the rock fusion group Afuche (Afuche, Cuneiform Records, 2011). His last performances were at Egan’s Ballard Jam House on August 31 and at the Racer Sessions at Café Racer on September 9. Andrew graduated from the New School in New York City in 2009 and from Garfield High School in 2004. He played baritone sax in the Garfield High School jazz band that won New York’s Essentially Ellington Festival in 2003 and 2004. Andrew played, composed and enjoyed experimental jazz and jazz fusion. He was a sweet, gentle soul whose interests ranged from music to philosophy to politics. Andrew was dearly loved, and will be greatly missed, by his twin brother, Lucas (San Francisco); his brother Christopher, his parents, Meg and Michael Dicharry Carrico, and his family Border Terrier, Berkeley (Seattle); family members in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio; and friends and musicians in Seattle and the New York area. A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on October 21 at Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South. Please wear red! Donations in his memory can be made to Greater Seattle Intergroup (AA), 5507 Sixth Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108, The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005, and Garfield Jazz Foundation, 400 - 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.