Andy Schwartz

As the Recording Vice-President of Local 802, Andy oversees the fields of Organizing, Electronic Media, Single Engagements, Hotels, Jazz and Latin music, as well as Operations at the union’s building. He serves as a trustee of the Local 802 Musicians Health Fund and on the Board of Directors of the Council for Living Music. His team also handles Local 802’s Teaching Artist Initiative, the Emergency Relief Fund, Jazz Mentors, and the union’s referral service NewYorkMusicians.com. Andy served as a member of the Executive Board of Local 802 (2006-15), Trial Board (2000-06) and on the boards of Recording Musicians Association International and New York chapter.

Prior to serving as Recording Vice President, Andy’s career as a guitarist spanned forty years, working in NYC’s clubs, recording studios, concert halls, and on many Broadway shows, as well as touring internationally with Ashford & Simpson. Andy was on staff at Sony Music (2000-2004) ultimately as Associate Director of A&R Administration at the Sony Classical label, and served as the Coordinator of the Music Business Program at New Jersey City University from 2015-2016. Andy graduated from the Hartt College of Music with a degree in Classical Guitar performance and he was awarded an M.A from New York University’s music business program. He holds a certificate in Advanced Union Leadership from the Cornell Union Leadership Institute.

Contact Andy at (212) 245-4802, ext. 110, or e-mail below