Andy Wasserman

Andy Wasserman

Instrument: Piano | Location: Newark

This superb CD meets an extraordinarily high standard. The repertoire is exceptional; the interplay between pianist Andy Wasserman, bassist Lisle Atkinson, and percussionist Joe Licinski is sensitive, complex, and sublime.
—The Alternative Press

Updated: January 1, 2022

As of January 2022, musical artist, Infusion Jazz pianist, Lydian Chromatic Concept certified teacher, online music educator and native New Yorker Andy Wasserman is as active as ever, evolving and prevailing in an astonishingly diverse range of experience in the world of music since becoming a full-time professional musician in the 1970's.

With three new solo piano albums released in mid-2021 of all original compositions entitled “Exuberance,” “Teleidoscope” and “Tree,” a productive schedule that encompasses his “Couch Tour” weekly solo piano live stream concerts every Sunday - 81 weekly performances so far - having presented over 500 fresh, original compositions (info at event listings on, as well as a 5-day a week roster of private online lesson students from around the globe in his state-of-the-art audio/video/webcam teaching studio featuring his expertise in The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization - the art and science of Tonal Gravity (certified by George Russell to do so) - Andy presses onward and upward to pass forward the wealth and inspiration of his life's work in music.

He released a batch of new solo piano albums in 2020 performing his own signature solo piano contemporary compositions, with two of his recordings, “FLOWERS” and “THE SEVEN VERTICAL SCALES” receiving nominations for JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR by, alongside Alan Pasqua's “DAYDREAM.” Andy's recordings are currently available on his Bandcamp Pro page, SOLOPIANO.COM's website, and streaming with digital download sales on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music, Pandora, iHeart Radio and Deezer.

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THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD magazine, JANUARY, 2021 issue ([email protected] section),

REVIEW of Andy Wasserman's recent LIVE STREAM CONCERT “The Listening Experience”:

During the pandemic, pianist Andy Wasserman has been presenting regular live-stream concerts with one ear toward the therapeutic, healing qualities of music. His latest (Dec. 13th) was dedicated to northern Pole Stars; for astronomy-leaning jazzbos, these are currently Polaris and Polaris Australis. Wasserman produced forays into the bright, the glimmering, the burning, the clouded-over, icy and distant, with use of falling phrases over shifting, widely gripped harmonies as well as blues-drenched, ringing major sevenths, ninths and elevenths

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Musical artist and educator Andy Wasserman has been giving private music lessons online since 2010 with highly interactive, customized and personalized programs of study via video chat in real-time for students around the world (all ages and all levels).

He is one of only a handful of professional musicians personally and directly certified by George Russell to teach Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization lessons since 1982. The LCCOTO is of profound and useful benefit for all instrumentalists in all styles for improvisation, composition, arranging and analysis. This is the renowned theory that changed the direction of Jazz into the Modal Period (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, etc.), created by George Russell, the author of this innovative pan-stylistic music theory - the art and science of tonal gravity. CURRENTLY ACCEPTING PRIVATE STUDENTS ON ALL LEVELS, ON ANY INSTRUMENT:



* Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston

* Studied abroad at L'Academie des Musique in Sion, Switzerland

* Graduate studies in Music Therapy at New York University

* Intensive private study, mentoring with Dwike Mitchell, George Russell, Jeanette Giguere, Papa Ladji Camara

* Attended The High School of Music and Art and The Metropolitan Music School in Manhattan


* Private music teacher with 30 years experience; current roster of 30 students per week. In person in New Jersey and around the world via Skype video conferencing. Specializing in the LCCOTO by George Russell.

* Visiting artist giving master classes at Universities, Colleges and Festivals throughout the United States

* Conducted master classes, workshops, teacher-training and assembly concerts as an arts-in-education curriculum specialist in over 2000 schools, servicing over one million students and teachers since 1979.

* Certified Instructor of George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO). 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.

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