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Andy Blanco
Independent / Broadway NYC - United States



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 a percussionist and assistant conductor for West Side Story on Broadway.  He has also performed with the Broadway productions of An American in Paris, Bullets Over Broadway, Hello Dolly! 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 is an Adjunct Lecturer and member of the percussion faculty at Queens College and maintains a private teaching studio in New York City. Andy is an artist endorser for Pearl drums and percussion, Adams musical instruments, Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.



Andy Blanco Music

Equipment Configuration



Masters MCX
Chestnut Fade
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Dennis Chambers Signature
Snare Drum

Session Studio Classic
Antique Ivory
14x6.5 Brass Sensitone Elite Snare Drum

Bobby Allende Congas
Bobby Allende Bongos
Travel Congas
Elite Djembe
Elite Timbales
Jingle Cajon

6.5x14 Solid Maple Philharmonic Snare Drum
5x14 Aluminum Philharmonic Snare Drum
4x14 Brass Philharmonic Snare Drum
3x13 Maple Philharmonic Snare Drum

32x16 Concert Bass Drum

Adams Revolution Timpani
Adams Alpha Vibraphone
Adams Soloist Xylophone