Past winner of the “Female R&B Artist of the Year” award at the New York International Music Festival, vocalist, trumpet player, pianist and producer Andrea
Capozzoli has quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with. From the driving funky energy of the track “Something About You Baby,” to the sultry gospel ballad “If I Only Knew,” Andrea’s
debut album “So Real” has an eclectic appeal that transcends many genres.
Andrea's new CD titled "Lessons" was recorded at Berklee College of Music. She was awarded the Faculty Recording Grant and just released the Album in April 2016. It
features fellow voice faculty member Maggie Scott on piano, Rob Mitzner on drums and Dmitry Ishenko on bass. " This project was special because it honors all of the teachers that influenced my craft
as a jazz vocalist and Maggie was someone who played a major role in my time as a student at Berklee." The album features songs by composers such as: Cole Porter,
Horace Silver and Irving Berlin.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Andrea got an early start as a professional musician, studying vocals with the likes of Maureen Budway, Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan
Transfer) and Kevin Mahogany. As Andrea puts it, “Although I grew up listening to Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, it was always important to me to keep a heavy jazz influence in my songwriting as
well. I am really fortunate to have band mates that groove so hard and are also incredibly well-versed in jazz.” Band mates include John Cave on guitar, Lars Pottieger on piano, and Dmitry Ishenko on
bass and Rob Mitzner on drums. Andrea will be releasing an original LP titled "This Is Where My Heart's At" in the fall.
Andrea is an Assistant Professor in the voice department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She has performed at events for the Kennedy’s, Secretary of
State John Kerry and President Barack Obama. She has also opened for the likes of Steely Dan, Sister Sledge and Jessica Simpson, and shared the stage with Slide Hampton, Ronnie Laws, Bernard
Purdie, and Erik Kloss, among many others.