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  • About Andy

    MUSICIAN: Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist, Performer, Educator, Producer
    INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Keyboards, World Music (wind~string~percussion), Drums, Electric Bass
    PRODUCTION: Studio Owner, Sound Design, Multimedia Content Creator, Studio Musician
    MUSIC EDUCATOR: Certified Instructor of George Russell's "Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization"

    STYLES & GENRES: Jazz, World Music (African, Asian, Middle East, Native American, Latin & Afro-Cuban, South American), Holistic Music Healing, Fusion, Funk, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Blues and Boogie, New Age, Gospel, Adult Contemporary, Television/Radio themes, Web & Digital Media, Corporate.

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    andywassermanPianist and native New Yorker Andy Wasserman draws on an astonishingly diverse range of experiences in the music industry. His original compositions, arrangements and instrumental performances on many recordings and soundtracks for TV, Radio and Film productions have appeared on the NBC, CBS and ABC networks, as well as Cable TV stations that include A & E, The Lifetime Network, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, TBS, Nickelodeon, The Turner Network, QVC and The Learning Channel. Internationally, his work has been heard on TV, film and radio produced around the world in countries that include Japan, Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and France.

    Wasserman's production studio and Indie record label TransMedia Sound & Music is his main vehicle for production assignments, from in-house scores and digital editing & mastering to multimedia content development. Corporate clients since 1987 have included AT&T, IBM, Panasonic, Mastercard, Sanofi-Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Atlantic Mutual Insurance, Prentice-Hall, The Mayo Clinic, Castrol Motor Oil, Altered Image, Time-Life Music, Digital Cable Radio, New York Communications and Prime Productions. He was a co-creator of the world music Beat of the Blue Planet interactive CD-ROM, a ground-breaking 1995 disc produced for the music software company Opcode Interactive. Additionally, Andy has been extremely active with work in the field of Holistic Music Healing (the therapeutic modalities of music) in private and public venues since 1974.

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    Andy Wasserman has had numerous CDs and digital albums of his recorded compositions, arrangements and performances released over the last 20 years on different labels. Titles include KINDRED SPIRITS, UNIVERSAL BEAT, BEAD SONGS, HOUSE OF THE HEART, ANDY WASSERMAN PLAYS THE BLUES Volumes One and Two, TONAL GRAVITY POEMS Volume One, CONCORD, THE SEVEN VERTICAL SCALES, LUMINOSITY, WALK IN BALANCE, SONIC ARCHITECTURE, PATHWAYS, CHILDHOOD, FLOWERS, PROVIDENCE, INSIDE TRACK, POLESTAR and LOVE-STREAM.

    Additionally, his unique and sophisticated thematic solo piano work has been produced on special edition TV/Film Music Library CDs distributed worldwide by both the Pyramid Music Library (SOLO PIANO, Vol. 1) and the TWI North American Library (SOLO PIANO, Vol. 2) through licensing with Premier Radio Network.

    Wasserman's publishing company Andrew Roy Music has a catalog of 35 of his original compositions that have been recorded and released for worldwide distribution. BMI maintains a catalog of 73 published works with Wasserman as songwriter & composer. Andy entered the digital recording downloads and streaming market in June 2007. His 2020 licensing arrangement through TuneCore and Repost sells and plays his music through Google Play, YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Alibaba, Amazon Music, AMI Entertainment, Anghami, Boomplay, Deezer, Facebook, Instagram, iHeartRadio, Claro Música, KKBox, MelonPlus, Napster, NetEase, Pandora Plus, Resso, Saavn, Shazam, Sound Exchange, Tencent,Tidal, TikTok, Twitch, VK, Yandex, MediaNet, Simfy Africa, VerveLife, Gracenote, 7digital, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Target Music, Claromusica, Zvooq, 8Tracks,Q.sic, Kuack, PlayNetwork, Touchtunes, Music Island, Joox, TimMusic, SoundTrack Your Brand, Zed+ and Gaana.

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    AWstoneMandalaWEBWasserman began performing at age 11 as a Hammond B3 organ player for religious services, a New York City Boy Scout Troop marching band snare drummer, a drummer in a Middle School rock band and an orchestral percussionist in High School. He has appeared primarily as a pianist in concerts and clubs since 1971. His original "World Music Experience" multi-cultural productions have been presented as concert performances and teaching workshops in thousands of festivals, schools, colleges and universities, museums and various public and private institutions since 1979. His management representation has included the agencies of Young Audiences, Festival of Music, Hospitals Audiences, Jumpstart, BOCES and Morris Arts.

    He has taught master classes as a visiting guest artist at Berklee College of Music, North Texas State University, Delmar College - Corpus Cristi, TX, New England Conservatory of Music, University of Georgia, Jersey City State College, and at the Percussive Arts Society International annual conferences in Nashville (1996) and Los Angeles (1997). He is one of only a few professional music educators certified directly by NEA Jazz Master and MacArthur Fellow George Russell to teach The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization - the art and science of Tonal Gravity. Wasserman's primary aim is to maintain the integrity, authenticity and purity of George Russell's life's work by dedicating the transmission of its invaluable innovation explicitly as Russell and his wife Alice Norbury Russell intended it to be shared - thereby respecting and honoring his monumental legacy for future generations.

    Wasserman has spent decades in collaboration with a many different dancers and dance companies, acting as composer and accompanist. He was musical director and/or taught the course from his Book/CD "Music For Dancers" at dance festivals around the US such as The Rhythm Explosion (Boseman, Montana), The New York City "Tap City"  and the St. Louis Tap Festival.

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    UPDATED NEWS: a recent in-depth interview with Andy Wasserman on his life's work in music appears in JAZZ MONTHLY Magazine. View the interview and link on the home page of Jazz Monthly at this URL: JAZZMONTHLY.COMor go directly to the full article at this page: JAZZMONTHLY.COM/ANDY-WASSERMAN

    DECEMBER, 2020 - UPDATED LIVE STREAM CONCERT NEWS: Andy Wasserman began weekly Live Streamed Concerts each Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern Time on June 28, 2020. Click THIS LINKto view current and past concerts.Click THIS LINK to read the article about Andy's 25th consecutive live stream concert milestone with in-depth information about his "Listening Experience" solo piano performance broadcasts. Find out more about the 159 new compositions created during this period AT THIS LINK.

    JANUARY, 2021 UPDATE: Click THIS LINK to read a review in the New York City Jazz Record of the POLESTARlive stream concert.

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    SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 - UPDATED NEWS: Andy Wasserman's latest album releases of original music for solo piano are now available on BANDCAMP.

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    MARCH 2021 UPDATE: Two of Andy's latest albums - FLOWERS and THE SEVEN VERTICAL SCALES - were both nominated for Best Solo Piano Album of The Year (2020) in the Jazz category by Here's a Spotify Playlist with all the tracks from both albums:

    Inscription to Andy Wasserman by "Beyond Category" Duke Ellington biographer John Edward Hasse, the renowned Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian, frequent Wall Street Journal contributor, Grammy-nominated producer and founder of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra:


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  • LIVE STREAM CONCERTS MILESTONE #1: Celebrating 25 Consecutive Solo Piano "Listening Experience" events

    The live stream concert dedicated to "PoleStar" broadcast from my website on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 was the 25th consecutive solo piano concert since the inception on June 28th, 2020. Each and every Sunday I have presented "The Listening Experience" of all original music created to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. They have all been free-of-charge (donations accepted), with no log in or registration needed to view. The majority of concerts are one hour in length, consisting of 8 instrumental songs.

    I've composed, arranged and performed over 150 original compositions in these live streams during this six-month period.  View the database list of these compositions in different blog article AT THIS LINK. These compositions are always complied each week in the song set list for each live stream concert in a gallery of text panels on the bottom of the live stream page. Here's a screen shot.

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    Many of these have been edited and mastered into tracks which have been released as albums (see links below).

    My own TransMedia Sound & Music production equipment consists of a multi-camera process with four 1080p HD video cameras (High-quality 150° wide-angle lens of f2.8/15.2 mm) positioned to view the side, back, overhead and keyboard close-up angles of my Steinway grand piano, a X/Y stereo microphone handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL, and a video mixer switch device that I control live while I am performing.

    The live stream page can be accessed HERE.

    20 of these concerts are currently archived and available to watch 24/7 on the same live stream page, located directly below the live stream window, labeled "Andy's Previous Live Performances" (see screen shot) with a playlist tab, and is also viewable on the home page of my website. That blue PLAYLIST tab drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the window allows anyone to select and watch a replay of an entire concert anytime they choose.

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    A Virtual Tip Jar donation system allows viewers the opportunity to help support live music and the costs to provide professional streaming concerts. The secure PayPal and credit card payment method button link is located directly above the live streaming video window. It looks like this:

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    Sending much gratitude and sincere appreciation to each and every past, present and future viewer
    who has helped compensate my work with their donations using this Virtual Tip Jar.

    My current and future concerts are updated every week on many popular and established professional concert events websites.

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    You can enjoy the audio music tracks of original compositions and solo piano performances from these first 25 concerts streamed, viewed or purchased as digital downloads by following me at these major online music retail and streaming platforms:







    For those of you that like analytics, here's the rundown of the total number of 25 concerts statistics from the stream hosting service provider from June 28 through December 13, 2020:

    233      Viewers
    185      Hours watched
    163      Websites

    It is worth noting that the intention within these concerts has been one of holistic music healing in an effort to give the listeners a chance to relax and simply "be" as an aural and artistic antidote of these very stressful and difficult times. Additionally, the compositions during these live streams have given me a wonderful opportunity to showcase my life's work as the resonance of tonal gravity, as taught to me by my mentor and author of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization - the art and science of tonal gravity" George Russellalong with the technical, emotional and rhythmic foundation given me by my musical parents Dwike Mitchell and Papa Ladji Camara.

    Here's a brand-new review in the New York City Jazz Record January 2021 issue. (This is New York City's only homegrown Jazz Gazette!) The review, written by Jazz author, poet and musician John Pietaro details my "PoleStar" live stream concert (December 13, 2020), and appearing on page 5 in the NY@Night section. To view a copy of the live stream concert review: CLICK THIS LINK.

    An earlier positive review was posted after my November 21, 2020 concert; a benefit concert to raise money for the Sussex County Food Coop Natural Foods Store. You can read about it on this earlier blog post HERE.

    Here's a playlist of some of the Live Stream concerts I uploaded to my YouTube Channel:

    To those of you reading this blog article who have not yet checked out one of my live stream concerts, please feel free to join me in the future. And you can now book me to present your very own, private, personalized CUSTOM LIVE STREAM CONCERTS!

    And THANK YOU for joining me for "The Listening Experience" Live Stream Weekly Concert Series.

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  • MUSIC COMPOSITION UPDATE: 159 new works for solo piano written and performed in the last 6 months for live stream concerts and recordings

    I've composed, arranged and performed a total of 159 new original compositions for solo piano during this last six-month period. Scroll down this blog entry to view the database of new pieces created for performance during 21 live stream concerts ("The Listening Experience"), listed by date, concert theme and composition title. Last week's detailed blog article AT THIS LINK tells the story of my 25 consecutive live stream concert events with in-depth information.

    These compositions are also listed on my Live Stream Page, featured in the song set list for each live stream concert in a gallery of text panels you can scroll through on the bottom of the live stream page.

    There is no way this level of creativity could have occured without the universal inspiration from George Russell (my composition mentor) and his enduring, prodigious Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, for which I am eternally grateful.

    The January, 2021 issue of The New York City Jazz Recordincludes a music review written by Jazz author, poet and musician John Pietaro of my "PoleStar" live stream solo piano concert (December 13, 2020), appearing on page 5 in the NY@Night section. Read a copy of the article by CLICKING THIS LINK.

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  • Music Theory

    Andy Wasserman received a degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory with years of intensive study with George Russell and his renowned classic text "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization."

    There is no way to describe the forces that prevail inside Andy Wasserman's compositional ideas and styles without taking into consideration the profound influence that George Russell has had on him. Mr. Russell's monumental contribution to the world of music theory, and the only fully-formed, complete pan-stylistic theory of music to come from the African-American Jazz tradition is his "Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization" (a/k/a The LCCOTO)

    The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization is a major part of innovator, band leader, composer and Jazz master George Russell entire life's work. He spent 50 years developing this system that takes a very objective view of music, and describes in great detail what the music itself is telling us. It establishes gravity as the prime moving force in music. More detailed information about George Russell can be found HEREat his personal website, as well as the cyberspace home of "The Concept,"

    Andy Wasserman specializes in teaching his students the meaning behind the music through traditional Western music theory and George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO). He includes quite a bit of theoretical information in his instrumental lessons but is also working with a few students whose entire focus is the study of music theory.

    Additionally, Andy teaches musicians how to improvise and express themselves freely and with originality on any instrument. The two disciplines of music theory and improvisation go hand in hand. Think of music theory as learning how to speak a language and improvisation as then deciding what it is that you wish to say in that new language.

    A student must be an advanced beginner on their instrument and at least 9 years old in order to pursue these subjects.

    Anyone can learn how to improvise within any style of contemporary music, but the art of improvisation is often best suited in the context of Jazz - American's indigenous improvisational music.

    In this study the student learns to listen and build phrases that communicate a coherent, simple and clear meaningful musical statement while exploring rhythmic invention. Andy gives you the tools to build your own improvised sound with a time-tested method of teaching from the perspective of self-expression and creativity. After all, that's what improvisation is all about - and music theory gives you the map with which to navigate your journey of exploration.

    These lessons can be of tremendous help to aspiring songwriters and composers in mastering their artistic and aesthetic judgment as well.

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    VIDEO: Suite for solo piano, composed and performed by Andy Wasserman - notation transcription scrolling in sync with the music.

     The resonance of music circulates as architecture in sound.

    A mansion with many rooms, doors and windows.


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