Andy Bianco

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, guitarist/composer Andy Bianco graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Performance. His father was a professional saxophonist who played in dance bands & worked throughout the Mid-Atlantic & Mid-West from the 1950's-1980's.  Andy studied a few years of piano while only a child & later switched to guitar at age 14.  He started studying jazz at age 16 & attended The University of Pittsburgh for 2 years before transferring to Berklee College of Music.  He has studied privately and/or in group settings with Joe Lovano, Wayne Krantz, Hal Crook, Tiger Okoshi, Rick Peckham, Nathan Davis, Joe Negri, Jimmy Ponder, Dave Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick & Bruce Bartlett. He has performed and/or recorded with Bob Moses, Mauro Pagani, Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, David Tronzo, Tony Grey, Glenn White, Stacy Dillard, Freddie Hendrix, Elle Varner, Tatiana Owens, Carolyn Leonhart, Maureen Budway, Jeff Ramsey, Milton Suggs, Kenny Blake, Don DePaolis, Spider Rondinelli, Leo Genovese & many others. He was a finalist in the 2012 USA Songwriting Competition & has traveled to over 20 different countries as a professional guitarist performing at such world renowned venues as The Blue Note NYC, the Long Beach Jazz Festival & Smoke Jazz Club in Manhattan.  Bianco also teaches privately in NYC & elsewhere & has been a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music Summer Guitar Sessions.  He is also currently the guitarist for the grammy nominated R & B artist Elle Varner.  Bianco resides in Brooklyn, NY.