11/15/12 By Kimberly Chmura
KCC Productions presents the Release of Andrea Brachfeld's Lady of the Island
Flutist, composer, and arranger Andrea Brachfeld is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and Manhattan School of Music. Over the past 30 years she has recorded more than a dozen CD's with many artists including Wayne Wallace, Bobby Carcassés, Africando, Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and Timbalaye among others. Downbeat magazine referred to Andrea as "one of the finest jazz flutists around." She has twice been the recipient of the Latin New York Music Award as a flutist. She has performed with Dave Valentín, Nestor Torres, Tito Puente, and Ray Barretto among others. She received the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz USA in Oct. 2006 and was most recently awarded the "Pionero Award" in 2010 for her contribution to Latin music. She has appeared with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra as a soloist performing her own compositions as well as those of Mike Longo, longtime musical director for Dizzy Gillespie. She is currently performing with her own group Phoenix Rising. Lady of the Island, her latest CD, being premiered tonight, marks her move from Latin jazz into straight-ahead jazz.
Backing her up is a first-rate group of jazz musicians: Bill O'Connell on piano, Andy Eulau on bass, Kim Plainfield on drums, Chembo Corniel on congas and percussion, Todd Bashore on altosax, David Weiss on trumpet, and special guest Steve Turre on trombone.
Zinc Bar is located at 82 West Third Street in New York's Greenwich Village, between Thompson and Sullivan. Cover is $15 at tables, $10 at the bar. For more information call 212-477-ZINC or visit zincbar.com, or call KCC Productions @ 305-332-2623.
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