Andrea Wolper

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  • Education & Non-Profit; Entertainment

  • New York, NY

Singer, songwriter, improvisor Andrea Wolper has been described as "a giant singer" (In Tune International) with "an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision" (Blogcritics) who "brings songs to life, whatever their source, working in a milieu that begins with jazz and reaches out to embrace an expressive area that is uniquely her own" (International Review of Music). Andrea is a respected member of the New York jazz and improvised music communities, performing frequently in the New York area and touring in the U.S. and abroad. She leads the Andrea Wolper Trio/Qt. and Andrea Wolper's IP, and is a one third of the improvising trio, TranceFormation. "Parallel Lives," her third CD as a leader, was on 2011 best-of-year lists, and "TranceFormation in Concert" was a best vocal CD selection in the 2012 Downbeat critics' polls. She is one of the "great jazz singers" covered in Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide.” One of her original songs is the 5th most downloaded track of all time at AllAboutJazz.com (click here; it’s free!). Andrea is a founding member of the Kettle Collective, and curates an experimental music series in Greenwich Village. She teaches vocal technique, does performance coaching, and leads workshops and master classes. Andrea is a President Emerita of International Women in Jazz, and served as an Advisor to the Jazz Vocal Coalition. In addition to her musical endeavors, Andrea is a former freelance writer, with books and numerous articles to her credit, including the first-of-its-kind collection, “Women’s Rights, Human Rights: International Feminist Perspectives” (co-editor, Julie S. Peters; Routledge, 1994). Andrea is a lifelong human rights activist. Originally from California, Andrea resides in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, including performance schedule, or to contact Andrea, please visit www.AndreaWolper.com