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Genres  Jazz Latin Salsa
Years active  1970s-Present

Name  Andrea Brachfeld
Role  Flutist
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Origin  New York, United States
Instruments  Flute Alto Flute Picollo
Associated acts  Wallace Roney's "Universe" Orchestra, Phoenix Rising Jazz, Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band Conjunto Libre Charanga '76, Charanga America Tipica Ideal Tipica New York Benito Sextet
Albums  Back With Sweet Passion

Andrea brachfeld solo jazz flute

Andrea Brachfeld is an American jazz and Latin jazz flutist.


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Brachfeld is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. She studied with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman, and Mike Longo.

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Since she began her professional career as a musician at age 16, she has recorded and played many different genres of music including jazz, Latin jazz, charanga, funk, country, and devotional music.

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She has worked with Alfredo de la Fé, Bill O'Connell, Roberto Carcassés, Dave Valentin, Hilton Ruiz, Joe Newman, Kenwood Dennard, Nestor Torres, Oscar Hernandez, Paquito D'Rivera, Ralph Irrizarry, Ray Barretto, Rufus Reid, Steve Turre, Tito Puente, Wallace Roney, Wayne Wallace, Winard Harper, and Wycliffe Gordon.

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Her breakthrough came when she became flutist for the Latin band Charanga '76. She is also an integral part of the Wallace Roney Universe Orchestra, playing Wayne Shorter's long lost music originally written for Miles Davis.

She received the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz USA in October 2006 and the Pionero Award in 2010 for her contribution to Latin music. Her most recent award, "Tribute to the Charanga Flutes," given by Charanga Legends USA, was presented to her in August 2012. In July of 2017, Andrea was awarded the Jazz Works Grant from Chamber Music America to create a new Jazz piece for her quartet; Bill O'Connell- piano, Harvie S- bass, and Jason Tiemann -drums.

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  • Remembered Dreams (Spirit Nectar, 2001)
  • Back With Sweet Passion (Latin Cool, 2003)
  • Beyond Standards with Chembo Corniel (Consolidated Artists, 2006)
  • Into the World: A Musical Offering (Shaneye, 2008)
  • Songs from the Divine (Shaneye, 2009)
  • Lady of the Island (Zoho, 2012)
  • Lotus Blossom (Jazzheads, 2015)
  • As sidewoman

  • Chembo Corniel – 2007
  • Victor Rendon – 2006
  • Wayne Wallace, Dedication, 2006
  • Gene Amato Big Band – 2003
  • Africando – 2003
  • Timbalaye – Ralph Irizarry 2003
  • Grupo Chaworo – Chembo Corniel, 2003
  • Willie Moreno, Soy Moreno, 2003 La Inmensa, two recordings, 1980–1982, Discomoda Records
  • Orquesta Tropical Ensueño, 1982
  • Culebra, 1981
  • Vitas Brenner, 1981
  • Charanga America, 1978, El Sonido Records
  • Charanga '76, three recordings, 1976, 1977, 1983, TR Records
  • Benito Sextet, 1975
  • Típica New York, 1974
  • David Durrah, 1973
  • Eddie Carpenter, Noel Pointer, 1972
  • Awards

  • 1974: Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding Jazz student, Jazz Interactions
  • 2006: Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award, Latin Jazz USA
  • 2007: Tribute to Women in Salsa Award, Salsation Productions
  • 2010: Pionera Award, Mario Torres Productions
  • 2012: Tribute to Charanga Flutists Award, Charanga Legends USA
  • References

    Andrea Brachfeld Wikipedia

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