Andrea Motis

Trumpet – Jazz Camp Week 1, Jazz Camp Week 2

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arcelona-based trumpeter, singer and composer, 21-year old Andrea Motis, displays a mature musicality beyond her years. That’s because she began playing the trumpet at age seven; three years later she began studying jazz at the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu under Joan Chamorro, who soon after recruited her for his band while she was still a teenager. While at the school, she was also a member of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band for nine years with which she recorded eight discs and played with such acclaimed musicians as trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist Jesse Davis, clarinetist Bobby Gordon, and saxophonist Dick Oatts, among others. In addition to trumpet, Motis plays alto saxophone. But it was with Chamorro’s band that she began singing. “The trumpet will always be my first instrument,” Motis says when asked if she likes being a singer or an instrumentalist the most. “Playing the trumpet is like mediating; it’s such a part of my life. But I never want to choose just one side of my artistic sides because I love doing them all.” Dazzling admirers since 2012, Motis has a stunning freshness alongside her natural ease and spontaneity.

Andrea’s first album for the legendary impulse! label is Emotional Dance, (February 17th 2017). Recorded in New York with an American-Catalan band, it has been produced by Jay Newland and Brian Bacchus, known for their work with Norah Jones and Gregory Porter.

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