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Andy is a lifelong pianist with many years as professional musician, alongside his clergy career. Multitalented as a singer, pianist, and arranger. He can perform well over 3,000 songs & improvises new ones all the time. On piano, he covers all styles, from classical to rock, religious to Broadway, Songbook to 80's, As a soloist, chorister, or bandleader, he has performed at international venues as well as major US cities. Including Carnegie Hall, The Jerusalem Theater, and the former USSR. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory and earned his degree from Northwestern in Musical Theory.
Andy Bossov is a true professional. My experience with him could not have been better. He is exceptionally communicative and very detail oriented, and aside from being a great performer, he's even a better person. Everyone at our party was thrilled with his energy, smooth piano playing, and great singing voice. I'd hire Andy again in a heartbeat!
Very personable, friendly, & accomodating. Good man, great pianist, could play anything. I would hire again!
Andy was amazing! He kept the evening going!!!!
Andy Bossov brings the joy of music wherever he goes and captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds with his unique blend of humor and story-telling. Gifted in pop, classical and improvisation, Andy music-directed a Broadway revue, sang with a barbershop chorus in Carnegie Hall, and has accompanied improv comedy shows sailing the Pacific.
Andy Bossov, a pianist in Chicago, performs a wide range of musical styles spanning Broadway show tunes, jazz and pop standards, rock and roll oldies, classical and novelty piano, Jewish folk selections, and Christmas music.
Andy studied piano at Oberlin Conservatory, then completed his B.M. in theory and composition from Northwestern University, and enjoys playing everything from Beethoven to Broadway. Andy is an experienced and responsive accompanist, reading scores or improvising according to the style.. He hails from a musical family and loves to entertain and learn,
In his formative years, Andy's passion for music was evident as he serenaded himself to sleep, much to the amusement of his family. From singing in choirs during his school days at New Trier West High School to accompanying other musicians and pit bands, Andy honed his musical talents. As he transitioned into adulthood, he seamlessly blended his piano and vocal skills, becoming a captivating performer.
Andy is a versatile performer, showcasing his talents in diverse settings such as private parties, musical theater, weddings, b'nei mitzvah celebrations, and senior residences. Whether entertaining in cabarets, improv clubs, cruise ship entertainer, or as the featured performer at conventions, he consistently delivers enjoyable and memorable experiences, skillfully tailoring his programs to meet the preferences of his audience.
Since his teenage years, Andy has willingly crafted parody songs to celebrate special occasions, honoring birthdays and anniversaries of friends, family members, and co-workers. Inspired by performers like Alan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, and Weird Al Yankovic, Andy seamlessly combines his musical skills with contemporary satire, creating personalized and entertaining tributes.
Following his winning of a local songwriting competition in 8th grade, Andy went on to compose and arrange for New Trier's Langiappe shows (conducting the pit orchestra senior year) and arranged for/conducted the annual musical theater showcase (which toured Eastern Europe under the aegis of Friendship Ambassadors). He wrote/produced radio ads and worked on the staff of a New York recording studio, and was always helping to turn people's raw compositional material into performable scores. He is once again functioning in this role for songwriters and theater composers.
As an experienced educator, Andy Bossov imparts his passion for music by teaching piano to both adults and children. With a keen understanding of diverse learning styles, he creates a nurturing and engaging environment that fosters musical development, ensuring that students of all ages can discover the joy of playing the piano under his guidance.
Andy Bossov is an experienced vocal coach, leveraging his extensive knowledge and expertise to guide aspiring singers in honing their vocal abilities. With a personalized approach to training, Andy cultivates a supportive environment, helping individuals refine their technique and express their unique musical identity through their voices.
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Andy Bossov, a Northwestern-trained pianist, bring a harmonious blend of skill and artistry to elevate your events. Book Andy to play at your events, and let his musical prowess create an engaging and memorable experience for your guests.