Andrea Wolper to Release New Album

Andrea Wolper to Release New Album

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Andrea Wolper was a Composer/Musician resident in the summer of 2019. This spring she is releasing a new album titled Wanderlust. One of the songs on the album, "Eventide," she started writing during her time here at KHN. Check out her website and socials for more information about this talented artist. Congrats Andrea, we can't wait to hear this new album! 

From the Press Release:


Although vocalist, composer, and arranger ANDREA WOLPER started her professional career singing jazz standards, her eclectic tastes and multidisciplinary talents have led her to forge her own path. Her newest recording, WANDERLUST, is an apt title for her peregrinations down the byways of improvisatory vocal jazz. The album comprises seven of Wolper’s original compositions and five reimagined songs by other jazz and pop artists.

WANDERLUST (Moonflower Music) is Wolper’s fourth album as a leader, and follows Parallel Lives (Jazzed Media, 2011), The Small Hours (VarisOne.Jazz 2005), and her self-titled debut, Andrea Wolper (1998). She has also appeared on recordings by other artists across jazz genres, from the straight-ahead Heavenly Big Band to free jazz icon William Parker.

Wolper is one of the singers covered in The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide (Backbeat Books). “A singer who brings songs to life, whatever their source” (International Review of Music), Wolper is also known as “a terrific arranger” (GoodSound), and Cadence Magazine calls her songwriting "easily superior.”

A New York City resident, Wolper enlisted some of the finest musicians the city has to offer, including longtime bandmates JOHN DI MARTINO (piano), KEN FILIANO (bass), and MICHAEL TA THOMPSON (drums), with CHARLIE BURNHAM (violin) and JEFF LEDERER (clarinet & flute); Lederer also co-produced the album.

It has been 13 years since Wolper released her previous album, but that doesn’t mean she’s been idle; in fact, it means the opposite. In addition to performing regularly in many of New York’s top jazz clubs (the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Mezzrow, 55 Bar, Kitano, and others), she has toured in the U.S. and abroad, attended a number of artist’s residencies as a composer, and recorded and performed for other artists. She is also an accomplished writer whose journalism and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, a talented photographer, and a busy teacher of voice, songwriting, and jazz performance.  

Wolper was born and raised in Northern California, moving to New York to attend the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. But music was always an important force in her life, and although she appeared on stage, the call of jazz was too strong. She began serious study of the music, eventually finding her way into the city’s jazz scene. “My entry point to jazz was singing standards, songs I’d heard growing up. Over time, though, I was exposed to so many different artists and ways of expressing the music, and before I knew it, I was writing songs, arranging, and exploring various approaches to improvisation.”

WANDERLUST will be released on April 12, 2024, available at It will be available on all streaming platforms starting in May 2024.

Online: @andreawolpermusic (IG) @andreawolper (Twitter)