The music I'm thankful for...The singing of Cassandra Wilson, Carol Welsman, Denice Donatelli, Angelique Kidjo, Jane Monheit, Andrea Wolper, Roberta Gambarini, Sheila Jordan, Gretchen Parlato, Tierney Sutton, Karrin Allyson, Nnenna Freelon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cat Conner, Cheryl Bentyne, and many of the others in the overflowing arena of talented female singers.
• Don Heckman, International Review of Music
|Heavenly Big Band 1 Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY||1 Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY|
|Heavenly Big Band Washington Park, Brooklyn||Washington Park, Brooklyn|
|— —||Vocal Performance Workshop California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA||California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA|
|TranceFormation EdgeFest: Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104||EdgeFest: Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104|
Elzy Kolb Best Vocal 2011
WKLC Music Hour Album Feature
Curt's Jazz Cafe Best of 2011 Notable Mention
A 2012 Downbeat Best Vocal CD Critics Poll Selection
An audacious artist [who] flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision.
• Richardson, Blogcritics
She fills torch songs with sensual longing, then makes abstract vocal improvisations feel intimate as meaningful conversation. . . highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool.
• Graham, Tucson Citizen
. . . her warm, open rapport with the audience allowed us to willingly enter into her world of music . . . She pulls you into her spell. . . Keep an eye out for her name. She's well worth a visit to whatever nightspot is hosting her.
• Hall, BistroAwards.com
The Andrea Wolper Quartet gave an exciting and amazingly creative performance to a full house.
• Charlottesville Jazz Society
"TranceFormation in Concert" is a scintillating demonstration of the art of improvisation. . . an exhilarating sonic image of where jazz (and jazz singing in particular) is located today and hints at the possible routes it might take tomorrow.
• Crowther, JazzMostly.com