Monday, January 11, 2020, 1:30 PM ET
Andrea Brachfeld – flute
Bill O’Connell – piano
Harvie S – bass
Jason Tiemann – drums
Michael Cherigo, Michael C Cherigo Talent,
Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, and business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman, and Mike Longo helped her develop her own improvisational style. Since she began her professional career as a musician at age 16, she has recorded and played many different genres of music including Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Charanga, Funk, Country Western, and Devotional Spiritual music. Some of the many artists she has associated with include Tito Puente, Hubert Laws, Paquito D’Rivera, Slide Hampton, Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, Ray Barretto, Dave Valentín, Wayne Wallace, Bobby Carcassés, Oscar Hernandez, Alfredo de la Fé, Ralph Irizarry, Joe Newman, Nestor Torres, Kenwood Dennard, Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, and Bill O’ Connell among many others. Andrea currently tours with her own jazz group, Andrea Brachfeld and Insight, featuring Bill O’ Connell, Harvie S and Jason Tiemann, and The Bill O’ Connell ACE project; Afro Caribbean Ensemble and Bill O’ Connell’s Jazz Latin group featuring Andrea Brachfeld. In June 2017, Andrea was awarded a grant from the prestigious organization, Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to compose a new jazz work. Her CD, “If Not Now, When? ” was released on the Jazzheads label in May of 2018, and reflects this new music. Andrea’s latest project,”Brazilian Whispers” is a Brazilian Jazz recording which features her band, “Insight”, Bill O’ Connell, Harvie S, and Jason Tiemann, as well as guest artists Portinho, Lincoln Goines , Roni Ben-Hur, and Chembo Corniel. It was released in January of 2020 on Origin Music. She was also recently awarded the Presenters Consortium grant from Chamber Music America which provides funds for three concerts.