Global Cafe is the website home for Derek Andrews. Derek is a veteran concert and festival promoter based in Toronto. He is involved as a consultant on a variety of projects in the music industry, locally, nationally and internationally.
Derek provides management consulting services for a variety of Canadian independent folk, jazz, blues and world music artists.
In the links section of this website a number of the organizations where Derek is involved can be found. Among these are the Toronto Blues Society, Small World Music, Worlds of Music Toronto, Folk Alliance Canada. Derek is the North American Consultant member of the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals.
Derek is a member of the following organizations:
- European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals
- Toronto Blues Society
- Folk Alliance International
- Ontario Council of Folk Festivals
- Canadian Independent Music Association
- Society for Ethnomusicology
Derek produced eighteen seasons of concerts and festivals at Harbourfront Centre from 1986 to 2003. Derek Andrews’ departure from Harbourfront Centreo n September 25, 2003 is chronicled below in stories from CBC Radio One, Now Magazine and the Toronto Star.