Genres: Classical, Jazz, Pop
Teaches in English
Pianist, composer, and educator Andrew B. is an active member of the North American and international creative music scenes. In 2019, he was a prizewinner at the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. One of eight Canadian musicians to receive the Astral Artist Prize (2013), Andrew is also the recipient of the OPUS Prize for Concert of the Year - Jazz and World Music in Quebec (2016). Andrew has performed in the Montreal International Jazz Festival, OFF festival de jazz de Montréal, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Festi-jazz international de Rimouski, Jazz Educators’ Network (Dallas, TX) and the International Chamber Music Festival (Stavanger, Norway).
He has performed with a diverse array of musicians and ensembles such as the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal with David Binney, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and the Altsys Jazz Orchestra. As a soloist, he has been pianist-in-residence at 7132 (Vals, Switzerland) and at the Peabody Essex Museum. Andrew completed a Master of Music at the New England Conservatory, Bachelor of Music at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University), and Associate of the Royal Conservatory Diploma (Piano Performance) from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). Current collaborators include vocalist Christine Correa, violist/ethnomusicologist Tanya Kalmanovitch, accordionist Sunniva Brynnel and collective jazz trio Family Plan.
Andrew is a passionate and experienced educator. In addition to teaching private students, he has taught at the New England Conservatory and currently teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College-City University of New York (BMCC-CUNY). He encourages creativity and curiosity at the piano through exploring diverse musical genres as well as connecting musicians’ ears, hands and imaginations.