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Andrés Vial (pronounced Vee-Al) is a pianist/composer based in Montreal. He is active as both leader and sideman on the Montreal jazz scene and internationally, as well as composing music for film and contemporary dance. 

From 2001-2004 Andres studied with Bill Charlap, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers and Francesca Tanksley at the New School in NYC. He has recorded and/or performed with Peter Bernstein, Ingrid Jensen, Malika Tirolien (Bokanté/Snarky Puppy), Ivan Neville, Michael Blake, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, Andre White, Kevin Dean, Joel Miller, Al McLean, Adrian Vedady Quartet feat. Yannick Rieu, Gabriel Lambert, The Barr Brothers, Kalmunity Jazz Project, Amon Tobin, Katie Moore, Gamelan Giri Kedaton, Kim Zombik, Mira Choquette and many others.