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ANDREA WOLPER and KEN FILIANO
“One of New York’s shining voices, a writer of music and stories who weaves magic” (Metromedia Radio), Andrea Wolper makes her Santa Fe debut with an east-meets-west band: New York’s Ken Filiano on Bass and Santa Fe’s own John Rangel on Piano and John Trentacosta on Drums.
“Working in a milieu that begins with jazz and reaches out to embrace an expressive area that is uniquely her own” (International Review of Music), Andrea finds inspiration in everyone from Richard Rodgers to Rumi, Carol King to Duncan Sheik, Abbey Lincoln to Edgar Allen Poe. With her “irrepressible air of originality” (Jazz Journal) and spirited sense of adventure, Andrea pulls a program of reimagined classics and new standards and blues—including her own “exceptional originals” (Audiophile Audition)—into a satisfying, highly entertaining whole.
Andrea has appeared in major venues including The Blue Note and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), and she tours in the U.S. and abroad. “She pulls you into her spell” (BistroAwards) with her very personal blend of classic jazz tunes, bluesy originals, and offbeat surprises—not to mention her oft-described “warm, earthy” sound. “Highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool.” (Tucson Citizen)
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