Friendly Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Andrea Wolper

Saturday, June 1, Noon - 3 pm

Friendly Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Andrea Wolper
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Vocal Performance
Day Sat
Instructor Andrea Wolper
Status online event

In this low-pressure masterclass, jazz vocalist and singing teacher Andrea Wolper will work with you to help your performance soar.

Andrea will share best practices learned from 30 years as a performing jazz artist, so feel free to bring questions about specific issues you’re having or about jazz singing in general.

As many people as time allows will sing a song: bring one you’re feeling good about and want to take to the next level or one you haven’t quite mastered or are having trouble with.

With Andrea’s supportive, insightful guidance, you’ll problem-solve and try things out toward achieving a more relaxed, expressive, satisfying vocal performance.

This is an online class, and you’re welcome to accompany yourself, have an accompanist with you, or sing to a track.

Backing tracks for most jazz standards and more can be found on the iReal Pro app and can be adjusted to play in any key and tempo, as well as in a variety of grooves.

Former participants say:

“I loved taking Andrea’s class and look forward to taking more! She’s so supportive and knowledgeable, and helps each of us where we need more help. I learned so much!”

“This was my third session with Andrea Wolper. I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned. Don’t know how she does it but she can zero in on some aspect of my performance and offer insight into what could make it more meaningful.”

“Andrea has a warm, gentle manner and the skill to help each group member find a closer relationship to the music, while also nourishing a strong group spirit. The workshop was challenging and supportive, and a lot of fun.”


About Andrea Wolper

Andrea Wolper has been described as both “utterly original” and “a singer with an uncanny emotional touch for the past 50 years of jazz.” One of the “great jazz singers” included in The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide (Yanow, BackBeat Books), Andrea appears in her New York home base and tours in the U.S. and beyond. A few performance highlights include the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Mezzrow, Edgefest, Sons d’Hiver Festival (Paris), South African Broadcast Center Concert Hall, JazzFest Kassel (Germany), the Outpost (Albuquerque, NM), California Jazz Conservatory. Andrea has also made her mark as a composer and arranger. In addition to leading her own projects, she has worked as a featured artist for an impressive roster of musicians across jazz genres, including Jay Clayton, The Heavenly Big Band, and William Parker (including appearing on Parker’s historic recording, “Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World”). Her recordings as leader, co-leader, and side person have appeared on a number of Best-of-Year lists. She was a president of the board of International Women in Jazz, and an advisor to the Jazz Vocal Coalition. Andrea teaches vocal technique and coaches singers in her private studio, and teaches clinics and master classes in vocal performance, improvisation, songwriting, and more.