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Andrea Wolper / Bio

"Still not as well known as she should be, Wolper is a singer who brings songs to life, whatever the source, working in a milieu that begins with jazz and reaches out to embrace an expressive area that is uniquely her own." (Heckman, International Review of Music) • "An audacious artist [who] flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision." (Richardson, Blogcritics)

"TranceFormation in Concert" (New Artists, 2012)
"Parallel Lives" (Jazzed Media, 2011)
“The Small Hours" (VarisOne.Jazz, 2005)
“Andrea Wolper” (1998)

Other Projects:

• TranceFormation: improvised music w/ Connie Crothers & Ken Filiano
• Andrea Wolper's IP: original music, text, poetry, sweet surprises
• 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 lessons, and 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.

General Info

Artist Name
Andrea Wolper
Home Page
Jazz / Improvisation

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
Europe: info@be1two.net • Everywhere else: Music@AndreaWolper.com