Andrea’s performance credits as a leader in her New York home base include the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Mezzrow, Arts for Arts series, and more, and she has toured across the U.S., in Europe, and beyond.
Cadence Magazine called Andrea’s songwriting "easily superior,” and she has been awarded numerous composing residencies.
Working frequently as both leader and side-person, Andrea leads her own ensembles; was a founding member of the free improv trio, TranceFormation, with pianist Connie Crothers and bassist Ken Filiano; and appears as a side person across jazz genres, recording and/or performing for artists including Jay Clayton, Will Connell, Bob Gluck, Matt Lavelle, Frank London, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson Parker, and others. Her recordings as leader, co-leader, and side person have landed on a number of "Best of Year" lists, and she is one of the "great jazz singers" in "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide” (Back Beat Books).
Andrea curated the "Why Not Experiment?” music series in New York city, is a past President of International Women in Jazz, and was an Advisor to the Jazz Vocal Coalition. She’s also a writer whose journalism and poetry have appeared in numerous publications; among her works are two books, including "Women's Rights, Human Rights: International Feminist Perspectives" (with Julie S. Peters; Routledge).
Andrea teaches vocal technique and coaches singers in her private studio, and teaches clinics and master classes at colleges and conservatories nationally and internationally. Most recently Andrea has added a film component to her work; information about her music, short films, and more can be found at www.andreawolper.com
(quotes: Blogcritics, International Review of Music, Cadence)