JazzFest Kassel, Germany AW's Cento, Evolving Series, NYC AW Qt. The Blue Note, NYC AW Trio, Mezzrow, NYC Vision Festival finale, NYC
Quote at top: Mark Weber, KUNM-Albuquerque • Photos L-R: ©Gela Kiefer / ©Don Mount video still / ©Deborah Latz / livestream still / ©Enid Farber
The music I'm thankful for...The singing of Cassandra Wilson, Carol Welsman, Denise 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)
An audacious artist [who] flouts genre limitations, singing songs for the love of it and delivering an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision. (Jordan 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. (Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen)
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New York City Jazz Record Feature
I was thrilled to be part of the October edition of Lauren Kinhan's and Janis Siegel's Vocal Mania extravaganza!
The Heavenly Big Band gets ready for its annual Halloween concert at Theater for the New City.
NEW YORK: Blue Note • Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola • JVC New York Jazz Festival • Mezzrow • The Stone • Kitano • 55 Bar 8 • Cornelia Street Café • Zinc Bar • Arts for Arts Evolving Series • Midtown Jazz at Mid Day • TOUR: Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI) • The Outpost (NM) • Donne in Musica Festival (Italy) • ISIM Festival (NY, MI) • Centro Cultural de Belem (Portugal) • SABC concert hall (Cape Town) • A-Trane (Berlin) • Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz • Jazz on the Plazz (CA) • California Jazz Conservatory • Dizzy's San Diego • Blue Whale (Los Angeles) • JazzFest Kassel
Andrea has been awarded songwriting residencies at Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Newnan Art Rez, Brush Creek Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Uncool Residency.
Matt Merewitz's "Bridging Musical Scenes" Podcast • Hilary Gardner's Spotlight
Berkeleyside Feature • Jason Crane's The Jazz Session Interview • JazzBluesNews Interview
"Voices Fall From the Sky" Best of 2018 and another Best • "The Super Fans" column by Andrea Wolper & Tessa Souter
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. . . 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. (Kevin Scott Hall, BistroAwards.com)
The Andrea Wolper Quartet gave an exciting and amazingly creative performance to a full house. (Charlottesville Jazz Society)
One of New York’s Shining Voices. . . a singer’s singer, a writer of music and stories who weaves magic. (Bill Quinn, MetroMedia Radio)
"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.
(Bruce Crowther, JazzMostly.com)