The Andrea Wolper Tr/Qt
Blends standard repertoire with original material & music from unexpected sources, pop to poetry, with influences as disparate as the blues & middle eastern harmonies.
Michael Howell or Ron Affif (gt)
Ken Filiano (bs)
Kris Davis (pno)
Michael T.A. Thompson (dms)
“The Small Hours" (VarisOne.Jazz, 2005)
“Andrea Wolper” (1998)
• TranceFormation: improvised music w/ Connie Crothers & Ken Filiano
• Objects in Mirror: improvisation, compositions, & text, w/ Adam Caine (gutiar), Fung Chern Hwei (violin), & Ken Yamazaki (percussion)
• SoHo Voce: all-vocal improvising ensemble.
• Member, Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band
New York performance credits include Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), JVC New York Jazz Festival, Sweet Rhythm, 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Café, Makor, The Stone, Iridium, & more.
Tours in Europe & South Africa, U.S.: Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, Fairfax (CA) Jazz Festival, Jazz on the Plazz (CA), First Night New York, Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Concerts, Dizzy's (San Diego), numerous other concert & festival stages. Appeared by special invitation in "A Singers Celebration" at the Blue Note in New York, joining an impressive roster of jazz vocalists.
Andrea is a songwriter, lyricist, & arranger, as well as a writer whose journalism & poetry have appeared in numerous publications. Among her works are two books, "The Actor's City Sourcebook" (Watson-Guptill) & "Women's Rights, Human Rights: International Feminist Perspectives" (with Julie S. Peters: Routledge), & an essay in "But is it Art? The Spirit of Art as Activism" (Nina Felshin, Bay Press).
Andrea teaches private voice essons, & workshops that focus on releasing music with freedom, spontaneity, & joy. She’s a past President of International Women in Jazz, & served on the Advisory Board of the Jazz Vocal Coalition. Andrea earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate.