Andrew Lederman is a music director, producer, composer, session pianist, and educator currently based in Los Angeles California. Andrew has been playing piano for over 20 years.

 

Andrew graduated from New York University in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Piano Performance. While at school he studied under noted musicians such as: Vijay Iyer, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hadfield, Andy Milne, Wayne Krantz, Stefon Harris, Ralph Alessi, and Dave Pietro.

 

After college Andrew became the keyboardist and synth programmer for Eric Dash, singing and playing while opening for Kendall Schmidt of Nickolodeon’s Big Time Rush on a 22 show national tour. 

 

In 2014 Andrew was hired as a cruise ship pianist and performed 3 and a half months for Holland America Line in the Mediterranean. He played 7 nights a week on board with the show band, performing in every style and backing up guest entertainers who would fly to the ship. A second tour quickly followed, this time for 2 and a half months in South America with two tours down to Antarctica. 

 

Andrew returned to New York for a year where he became musical director for "The First Noel", a world premiere gospel Christmas musical at the world famous Apollo Theater! The NY times called the band fantastic. Andrew reprised his role the next year.

 

In 2017 Andrew moved to California and got a job as a solo ragtime pianist at Universal Studios Hollywood. He was hired not just as a pianist but also as an actor, he even had to put on a British accent while interacting with guests! 

 

He was then hired as associate conductor for gospel legend Bebe Winan’s new musical Born For This for its Los Angeles summer run at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. 

A bandleader and arranger in his own right, Andrew is currently working on his newest project The Sounds of Yesteryear, a jukebox band playing hits from the 30s through 60s.

He is also at work recording his first solo LP which he is writing, arranging, and producing himself.

Andrew is currently a faculty accompanist at AMDA performing arts college and conservatory in Hollywood.

 

This Christmas Andrew will be the pianist for Love Actually the musical at the Wallis Center in Beverly Hills.