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). Mixing genres, crossing boundaries, as accomplished and at home with the Great American Songbook as she is with spontaneous improvisation, Andrea approaches all her music with an adventurous, open spirit. Her original songs, as well as her unusual arrangements of standards and music from a variety of genres and sources, reveal a dynamic, singular musical sensibility that reaches audiences beyond category.
Andrea's quintet CD, Parallel Lives (Jazzed Media) received stellar reviews upon its release in late 2011, and was included in three end-of- year critics' lists; her 2005 release, The Small Hours (VarisOne.Jazz), also earned high critical praise. Andrea leads The Andrea Wolper Trio/Qt., appearing in her New York home base and touring nationally and internationally. She's also a member of TranceFormation (with Connie Crothers and Ken Filiano), is a member of The Heavenly Big Band, and has appeared as a guest artist with numerous other jazz and improvising ensembles. She teaches vocal technique, and leads workshops for vocalists and for all musicians on using improvisation as a tool for releasing music with spontaneity and freedom. She is a former president of International Women in Jazz and was on the Advisory Board of the Jazz Vocal Coalition. She is listed as one of The 521 Great Jazz Singers in Scott Yanow's The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide.
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August 06, 2012
"Tranceformation In Concert”: October 9 Release By Connie Crothers /...
August 15, 2011
Andrea Wolper's New CD, "Parallel Lives", Set for September 13 Release...
August 13, 2008
"Bassbass'n'voicethang" with Special Guest Andrea Wolper
February 05, 2008
Andrea Wolper Trio at 55 Bar, March 19
February 05, 2008
Andrea Wolper Returns to 55 Bar, Feb. 21
September 05, 2006
Andrea Wolper Quartet Sept. 15 at Women in Jazz Festival at Dizzy's...
September 05, 2006
Andrea Wolper Trio returns to Bacchus Room Sept. 7
July 15, 2006
Andrea Wolper Trio at Night and Day
July 02, 2006
Andrea Wolper Trio July 6 at Bacchus Room, NYC
May 31, 2006
Andrea Wolper, Ron Affif, Ken Filiano @ 55 Bar June 21
June 16, 2006
Andrea Wolper, Ron Affif, Ken Filiano @ 55 Bar on June 21
May 31, 2006
Andrea Wolper Quartet at Brooklyn Botanic Garden June 4, 2:30-3:45
May 07, 2006
Andrea Wolper Trio tour Germany & Czech Rep.
April 30, 2006
Andrea Wolper at Sweet Rhythm, NYC, May 2
April 06, 2006
Andrea Wolper Quartet at Sweet Rhythm, NY
This album smartly illustrates the vastness of talent lying
within . . . [she's] more than a competent singer set to
standards and jazz traditions. She is an audacious artist,
one unafraid of making mistakes in the heart of discovery. .
. She flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it
and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical
vision. — Jordan Richardson, Blogcritics
Refusing, in utterly refreshing ways, to follow each song's
furrowed emotional path, she instead opens them up for
wider examination, demonstrating that for each yin there is
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
I offer individualized instruction tailored to the specific needs of each student. No one-size-fits-all lessons here; exercises are selected based on what you need, in the moment, to develop your voice, your individual sound, healthy technique, and the very joy of singing. I'm a Level II certified teacher in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri method, an integrative method of vocal training based on function and physiology (in other words, there's no mumbo jumbo: my teaching is based on how the vocal mechanism actually works, and what's healthy). When appropriate, lessons include basic musicianship skills like ear-training and rhythm training, and methods for developing ease, relaxation, and freer vocal expression. I have experience working with adults and children, and beginners are warmly welcomed and encouraged. It's important that you find not only a skilled teacher, but one you feel comfortable with. Please email with any questions you may have, and feel free to schedule a first lesson without any obligation to continue.
Coaching helps you develop your
performance and interpretive abilities, and can also
include focus on repertoire, finding keys,
arrangements, leading a band, etc. My approach is
always supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental.
Singing is a joyful act! www.andreawolper.com/teaching
"Andrea is a complete professional with the pipes to back it up. She has
the gift of voice and a even greater gift for being able to share that gift
with others through her teaching techniques. What a wonderful
experience to work with her!! " - Tia