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 most recently 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 on faculty at Queens College and maintains a private teaching studio in New York City. Andy is proud to endorse Pearl drums and percussion, Adams musical instruments, Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.