From Andrea Wright
A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Andrea Wright grew up listening her parents’ extensive LP collection including Detroit’s greatest jazz, blues and soul artists. She developed her natural talent on piano, competing throughout her childhood, and joined Interlochen Arts Academy.
Andrea migrated to New York City to pursue a performance career and her artistry flourished when she met jazz / bebop vocalist Marion Cowings. Mentoring her in his New York Smalls Jazz Vocal Workshop, she found her own identity through improvisation and now has a considerable jazz standard repertoire. In 2009 she released her first studio jazz album "September in the Rain". At home in New York City Andrea has played jazz spots like Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelman’s Bar and the Friar’s Club, most recently for Mayor Dinkin’s book signing.
She has toured internationally in Japan, Cyprus and Canada. In addition to a US State Department tour, Andrea continues to work closely with Mercedes Ellington and The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to promote American jazz education and history.
Since 2011 Andrea has been recording her own music as a singer/songwriter. She can be heard regularly performing her own compositions at Rockwood Music Hall in downtown Manhattan.
Andrea released her debuted Six-Song EP entitled "Riverside", in October 2014. Her new full length album "Buoy Lights" was released November 2015 and is out now on Bandcamp.