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Andrew Berinson is a pianist born and based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Andrew leads his own trio, THRIO, with bassist Paul Creel and drummer Donovan Cheatham. Their debut album Thrio Volume 1 released in September 2022.

Andrew is the musical accompanist behind the award winning WUNC podcast Great Grief with multi-Grammy nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon.

Andrew recorded as sideman on the 2023 Pierce Freelon/Nnenna Freelon album AnceStars.

Andrew released Of Love as a leader in April 2019.


Andrew is an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University.

In 2018, Andrew won the Yamaha Award at the American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, FL, granting him an opportunity to record under his own name at Yamaha Artist Services in downtown Manhattan.

Andrew has performed as a featured sideman with John Brown, Nnenna Freelon, Al Strong, and Brian Miller. He has performed at the Ocean City Jazz Festival, Duck Jazz Festival, and Savannah Jazz Festival.

He has shared the stage with Mary Stallings, Joe Chambers, the Durham Symphony, Wallace Roney, Stephen Riley, Nicholas Payton, Herlin Riley, Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Willie Murillo, Derrick Gardner, and Warren Wolf.

Playing piano since he was 6, Andrew studied jazz at North Carolina Central University with Dr. Ira Wiggins and resident artists Joey Calderazzo and Branford Marsalis.

In 2016, Andrew recorded for WUNC's "The State of Things" with Charenee Wade and in 2017 with NCCU's Vocal Ensemble on their album, Take Note.

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