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Andrea Brachfeld

A flutist who is diversified in her music as well as in her life.

About Me

Started playing piano at 6 and flute at 10. Got my first gig at 16 with my own quartet playing original music. Studied with Jimmy Heath at Jazzmobile every Sat. morning for $5 a year.Studied with Yusef Lateef at Jazz Interactions. Studied with Hubert Laws,Eddie Daniels, George Coleman, Mike Longo. Went to the Manhattan School of Music. Went to Rutgers U. for my Masters. Played with all the greats in Latin Music. Traveled all over the world. Lived in Venezuela, lived in Paris.Have 4 CD's and will play until I stop breathing.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it makes me feel alive and connected to the source and everyone else! I was first exposed to jazz by listening to Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch. I met Jimmy Heath at Jazzmobile at age 16. He's been an inspiration ever since. The best show I ever attended was Chick at the BlueNote with Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Michael Brecker. The first jazz record I bought was Hubert Laws. My advice to new listeners... listen.

My Favorites

  1. Any be bop.

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