Andy Blanco is a percussionist in New York City with a diverse career of performing and recording with symphony orchestras, opera companies, chamber ensembles, bands, singers, composers and on Broadway. He is currently the percussionist and assistant conductor for the TONY Award winning Broadway revival of Hello Dolly, starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. He has most recently performed with the Broadway productions of An American in Paris, Bullets Over Broadway, and Nice Work If You Can Get It as well as with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, and Novus NY.
Andy earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Percussion and a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He maintains a private teaching studio in New York City and is an artist endorser for Pearl drums and percussion, Adams musical instruments, Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.
In addition to Broadway and orchestral playing, Andy enjoys working with singer/songwriters, working with composers on contemporary music, playing with pop/rock bands and teaching students of all levels.