"ELOQUENT...A fluent guitarist"--The New York Times - Guitarist Andrew Schulman is a soloist with three decades of experience in New York City music life, repertoire ranging from Bach to the Beatles and more. In addition to his solo work he is the leader of a string group, the Abaca String Band. Group's repertoire is also classical and popular music. YouTube page contains over thirty videos.
Andrew's steady engagements in New York have included The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, Windows On The World, The Mark Hotel, and The InterContinental/The Barclay. He is also a recording artist, on the Centaur label. Concert appearances have included Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall in NY - Royal Albert Hall, Purcell Room in London - among many others. Special events have included The White House (1997 & 1999), the Library of Congress, and many other notable venues.
Andrew Schulman founded the Abaca String Band in 1990: 8-string guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, and double bass. The group was ensemble-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Membership Events from 1991-2004, and on the roster of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series from 1995-2007. They have played in concert in over 35 states.
Andrew is well known for his arrangements of a wide ranging repertoire of classical and popular music; Bach, Mozart, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Gershwin, Ellington, the Beatles, and much more. He creates a sound that fits the needs of the host.
In addition to his regular performance work he is the Resident Music Artist in the Surgical ICU at Beth Israel Medical Center in NY. Media coverage includes a WNBC broadcast which won a 2012 NY Emmy for Best Human Interest Story and also won the National Press Photographers "Best in PhotoJournalism" award. He was NY-1's "New Yorker of the Week" in January 2011 and was recently featured in a BBC-4 radio program, part of their award winning "Soul Music" series.
Here are some quotes about Andrew Schulman:
"ELOQUENT"..."He played with sensitivity, a graceful introspection, careful workmanship and an ear for timbral shading."..."A fluent guitarist"--The New York Times -
"Schulman gave us a performance which was freewheeling, musically delightful, and technically dazzling...The fluency and articulation of a classic, classical guitar virtuoso was present."
--The Woodstock Times
"The man is a medium for his music, involving the fusion of virtuosity with soul, the pinnacle achievement of artistry on any instrument."
--Kingston Daily Freeman
"Schulman's playing is as skilled as his transcribing. He has fine musical instincts, as represented in his choice of tempos, dynamic shadings, and melodic phrasings...Highly recommended."
--Fanfare (Record Review)
"Andrew Schulman's transcriptions and performances are expert and highly musical"
--Phoenix Gazette (Record Review)
"Schulman plays expressively...effectively captures the mood of the music."
--The Guitar Review (Record Review)
New Year's Eve Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Stairway To HeavenJimmy Page
Bohemian RhapsodyFreddie Mercury
Manha de CarnavalLuis Bonfa
Classical GasMason Williams
Recuerdos de la AlhambraFrancisco Tarrega
Adagio in DMozart
The Girl From IpanemaA. C. Jobim
The CathedralA. Barrios
Sonata in E, K. 380D. Scarlatti
Nature BoyEden Ahbez
Mozart VariationsFernando Sor
Molly's DanceAndrew Schulman
Venezuelan WaltzesAntonio Lauro
Ashokan FarewellJay Ungar
Besame MuchoConsuelo Velazquez
Corcavado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)Antonio Carlos Jobim
Bach, The Beatles, Andrés Segovia, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Archie Goodwin
Engagement Party in New York City, NY on 02/09/2013
"Andrew was hired to play our engagement party and he exceeded every expectation we could have had. He arrived early, worked seamlessly with the venue’s staff, setup without any issues and played an absolutely beautiful set that appealed to the taste of every guest. Not only did Andrew exhibit his true talent but also his generosity of spirit and love for his craft. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Andrew and very strongly recommend him. We look forward to working with him again!"
- Kyle E.
Corporate Function in Princeton, NJ on 12/17/2012
"Andrew was a complete professional! Very adaptable to requests and his repertoire was perfect for our Holiday Party! Woud highly recommend and definitely consider hiring again! Thank you, Andrew!"
- Susan B.
Wedding Ceremony in New York City, NY on 10/27/2012
"Working with Andrew for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception was absolutely wonderful. Before the event, he worked with us to select songs for our ceremony and went through his playlist for us, taking close note of any special requests. He is very responsive and professional. On the day of, he arrived early to play for our guests as they arrived and played for two hours straight. Best of all though, his guitar sounds magical and absolutely fills a room with wonderful music!"
- Lindsay A.
Corporate Function in Englewood, NJ on 05/05/2012
"awesome time. cool and smooth. Would recommend anytime and anywhere."
- Frank S.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Manhattan, NY on 08/31/2011
- Michael M.
Cocktail Party in New York, NY on 05/04/2011
"Having Andrew play at our party was a wonderful experience! He is an extraordinary musician and individual, and we feel incredibly lucky to have met him. Andrew played beautifully throughout the evening; he helped make the night a success. Our guests were very impressed and many commented on his exceptional skill, professionalism, and heartfelt playing! We highly recommend Andrew and hope for the opportunity to book him again. "
In addition to New York, Andrew Schulman will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt
and many other locations in and around the New York area.
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