Lifelong pianist performing all styles Bach to Rock and accompanying singers and other instrumentalists. Parties, events, shows, lessons, original customized parodies and singalongs.
I so much appreciated Andy Bossov’s professionalism and talent! I didn’t think I could find someone to play my father’s complex classical piano prices at his “celebration of life” but Andy came through and honored my fathers memory. He is a very friendly gentleman also! Jim Bielefeld
Mr. Bossov overall was a nice gentleman, however, there is an issue of professionalism that can be improved upon.
Mr. Bossov was on time. That was excellent.
Mr. Bossov is knowledgeable about music...
that was awesome.
However, Mr. Bossov had a little difficulty with interacting our Director and Producer in terms of taking too much command of the session instead of taking a more humble position in being instructed accordingly.
For example, Mr. Bossov noted several times "I dont know why I am here." That's not professional. Clearly the request of his talent was important enough to the Producers to hire / pay him.
The Producers / Director expectation was that Mr. Bossov would be proactive and interactive but not to the point where communication would become strained or tense.
Mr. Bossov spent a great deal of time over talking and giving his own directives throughout the session.
For example, at one point the Producer posed a question to the Director, Mr. Bossov felt the need to insert himself into that moment and interject to the Producer: "I can answer that for him."
To which, the Producer had to respond to Mr. Bossov, "No, I am asking him [Director] a question and he is capable of answering for himself."
At another instance, the Director had to ask Mr. Bossov, "What is the tension here?"
Mr. Bossov at another point simply got up from the keyboard with warning or notice and walked out of the rehearsal room. Again, not professional, not to formally excuse oneself.
So, while Mr. Bossov is SUPER TALENTED and does provide MANY GREAT INSIGHTS, yet talent and knowledge without being bridled through tactfulness lends itself to a disruptive environment.
Response from Pianist Andy Bossov:
Producer was not at all forthright about both a transcriber and director participating in the session. Given my background and why I was hired, that my musical opinions weren’t sought out made my presence superfluous as it turned into a directorial and concept meeting rather than music session. I told the transcriber and the singer/composer I was going to spit out my gum (which I knew was possible in the bathroom next door). Songs were not even formulated so as to have a beat or clear tonality, so there was little possibility to formulate songs for the recording that was attempted.
I used Andy as an accompanist. He followed my singing perfectly, could play in any key, and improvised the accompaniment in creative ways. I also heard him sing some classic pop songs, accompanying himself. He exudes joy and excitement that's contagious and gets everyone involved. He plays moving classical music, too!
Response from Pianist Andy Bossov:
Thanks for your kind words, Eleanor — and for referring me to GigSalad!
Price Range: Generally $100/hour for performances.
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Hi! I like to help people enjoy life through music. Since age four, my love for piano and singing has led me to performing in all kinds of settings: from music directing Broadway revues in Eastern Europe to singing Barbershop at Carnegie Hall. My parody songs have tickled major donors and my classical playing has been welcomed from opera studios to senior residences. A native Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern, I lived in New York and Florida most of my adult life until returning to Chicago in recent years. I was a featured at Mariano’s food stores throughout the Chicago area, and continue to play solo engagements, as well as Chicagoland Duo performances at a variety of senior residences.
Past Booked Events
|September 26, 2020 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 18, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Personal Occasion|
Jewish folk and religious
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