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Hello, Dolly! - Andy Blanco

Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.

Andy's write-up below photos.

Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.

Photos below from Cast Album Recording Session at The DiMenna Center, in New York City.

Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.

“For Hello Dolly!, I’m set up in a remote room under the stage. The room was previously used by the brass section for the Broadway production of Matilda. It isn’t the ideal space for percussion for two reasons. First, the room is a bit too narrow for my ideal set up. I would have liked to have had the low end of the xylophone a little closer to the timpani for some fast switches, but this set up works fine. Secondly, there is an electrical breaker box behind the bass drum that the crew needs to access twice daily.

At the end of each show, I rotate the top of the cymbal stand holding the bell plate/triangle/mallet tray and move the 26” timpani to the corner to provide a pathway for the crew to access the box. What has helped me facilitate both of these issues is the use of the Pearl marching stick trays. They free up space on the floor for stand legs and in the case of the breaker box, provide a place for my sticks and a place to mount a timpani mic that can be moved in and out of place easily. 

Other than a few sections with some very fast instrument switches, the book is straight ahead and a lot of fun to play."

Andy endorses Pearl/Adams Percussion, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, and Paiste Cymbals.

https://www.andyblancomusic.com

Andy's Broadway Credits.

Hello, Dolly! - Broadway - Andy Blanco
April 2017 thru August 2018

Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theater.

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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
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Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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