ANDREA WOLPER: Andrea Wolperwww.AndreaWolper.com
A popular presence in the New York jazz club circuit, with ever-increasing appearances on national and international stages, Andrea Wolper is receiving critical raves for her most recent release, "The Small Hours." And while that CD is available just about everywhere (except CD Baby!), Andrea's self-titled recording debut, released in 1998, has limited availability. So if that earlier CD is the one you're looking for, you've come to the right place!
When Andrea's debut album was released, critics praised her for her tasty song selection, warmth and ability to express feeling through song, understanding of what jazz singing is about, and last but certainly not least, her low-key, ever-swinging style. This CD features some of the best New York working musicians, all of whom Andrea was playing with at the time, appearing regularly in New York jazz rooms.
What's Andrea been up to since then? Well, she remains a popular presence in Manhattan venues like the famed 55 Bar, Cornelia Street CafÃ©, Makor, and many others. National and international appearances include Jazz at the Cape (South Africa), Donne in Musica Festival (Italy), Hot Clube (Portugal), Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, Fairfax (CA) Jazz Festival, First Night New York, two JVC New York Jazz Festival Concerts, Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Concerts, and performances on numerous other concert and festival stages. She appeared by special invitation in "A Singers Celebration" at the Blue Note in New York, joining an impressive roster of jazz vocalists.
In addition to singing, Andrea is a songwriter. Her original compositions and unusual arrangements of standard material, as well as of poetry and music from a variety of genres, reveal a dynamic, singular musical sensibility. Some of her originals and arrangements can be heard on her 2005 release, "The Small Hours."
There's lots more we could tell you, but we don't want to bore you. Still, if you just have to know about Andrea's black belt, her books, or anything else, please visit www.AndreaWolper.com (where you can also hear clips from "The Small Hours").
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Check out the artist's website:
1. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
2. What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
3. You Don't Know What Love Is
4. I Don't Know Enough About You
5. Left Alone
6. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
7. No Moon At All
8. Angel Eyes
9. Come Back To Me/Lover Come Back To Me
10. I Thought About You