Bio: Singer, songwriter Andrea Wolper has been described as "a giant singer" (In Tune International) 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). She is one of the "great jazz singers" profiled in Scott Yanow's book, "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide," and Cadence Magazine calls her "easily superior to the ever expanding population in the singer/songwriter category." Andrea tours in the U.S. and abroad and appears frequently in her New York home base, where her credits include major venues such as The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Mezzrow, and the Kitano. In addition to leading her own groups, Andrea works as a side person with artists across jazz genres. CDs on which she appears as leader or side person have landed on many "Best of Year" lists. She has been a Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Newnan ArtRez, and Ucross Foundation Artist-in-Residence. Andrea teaches vocal technique, does performance coaching, and leads workshops and master classes in performance, jazz, and improvisation. She 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). She co-writes, with Tessa Souter, the jazz Super Fans column at AllAboutJazz(.)com. “An audacious artist [who] flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision” (Blogcritics). For performance schedule or more information, or to contact Andrea, please visit www.AndreaWolper.com
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