Andrea Motis

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Andrea Motis
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Andrea Motis performing with Joan Chamorro
Background information
Born (1995-05-09) May 9, 1995 (age 23)
Barcelona, Spain
Genres Jazz, bossa nova, swing
Occupation(s) Vocalist, musician
Instruments Trumpet - Alto Saxophone
Years active 2010–present
Labels Impulse!
Associated acts Joan Chamorro
Website www.andreamotis.com

Andrea Motis (born May 9, 1995) is a Spanish jazz singer and trumpeter.

Biography[edit]

From the age of seven, Motis developed musically at the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu, a neighborhood of Barcelona, becoming the school's lead trumpeter and later saxophonist. In 2007, at twelve years of age, she began to collaborate with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, led by teacher and musician Joan Chamorro.[1]

In 2010, at the age of fifteen, she recorded an album of jazz standards, Joan Chamorro Presents Andrea Motis.[2] Her albums include Live at Jamboree and Feeling Good (2014).[3] She recorded Feeling Good with her mentor, Joan Chamorro, bassist and leader of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band.[4] She made her major label debut with Emotional Dance (Impulse!, 2017).[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Joan Chamorro presenta Andrea Motis (Temps, 2010)
  • Feeling Good with Joan Chamorro (Temps, 2012; Whaling City Sound, 2015)
  • Motis Chamorro Quintet Live at Jamboree (Swit, 2013)
  • Coses Que Es Diuen Però Que No Es Fan (DiscMedi, 2014)
  • Motis Chamorro Big Band Live (2014)
  • Live at Casa Fuster (2014)
  • Live at Palau de la Música (Jazz to Jazz, 2015)
  • He's Funny That Way (Impulse!, 2016)
  • Emotional Dance (Impulse!, 2017)[6]

Collaborations[edit]

  • Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Jazzing 1 (Temps, 2009)
  • Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Jazzing 2 (Temps, 2010)
  • Miles Tribute Big Band, Sketches of Catalonia (2011)
  • Marato de TV3 (2011)
  • Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Jazzing 3 (Temps, 2012)
  • Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Jazzing 4 Vol. 1 (Temps, 2014)
  • Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Jazzing 4 Vol. 2 (Temps, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrea Motis, o el jazz nacido en Sant Andreu". Lavanguardia.com. January 17, 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  2. ^ "El joven talento de Andrea Motis se destapa en el mundo del jazz" (in Spanish). Barcelona Cultura. February 3, 2011. Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. Ahora, bajo la batuta de Joan Chamorro, se ha publicado un álbum donde la jovencísima Andrea Motis protagoniza una buena demostración de los nuevos talentos jazzísticos catalanes. Con el nombre de Joan Chamorro presenta Andrea Motis, el disco llega un año después del editado por la misma Sant Andreu Jazz Band. 
  3. ^ Fordham, John (September 15, 2014). "Joan Chamorro/Andrea Motis: Feeling Good review – a jazz celeb is born". The Guardian. Motis has the kind of pearly, barely exhaled voice, paced with canny improv swerves and casual timing, from which jazz celebs are made. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Bruce (17 September 2014). "Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis: Feeling Good". All About Jazz. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Pearson, Chris (24 February 2017). "Jazz: Andrea Motis: Emotional Dance". The Times UK. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Music | Andrea Motis". andreamotis.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 

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