“Her performances leave fans mesmerized as she lures the listener in with beautiful tones dripping of nostalgia.” Sasquatch Arts and Music Society
“It’s fun, but it’s not frivolous. Serious fun.” R. Doull, BC Musician Magazine
“Vocal jazz delight. Oozing of swing, laid back, dark, emotional. Just Super.” Guy Zinger, Adore Jazz
“If you thought that no vocalist could ever bring anything new to a classic, think again.” Raul da Gama, The Whole Note
“Superstein has uniquely adapted traditional performances to her modern vocal style.” Canadian Jazz Review
Andrea Superstein is one of the most versatile voices in Canadian jazz today. Dubbed as “redefining jazz” by the Vancouver Province, her debut performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival earned her a nomination for a Galaxie Rising Star award and launched her squarely into the limelight. She later shared a triple bill with Canadian female heavyweights Laila Biali and Brandi Disterheft.
Adding savvy shading to whatever she touches, from nu-jazz and downtempo electronica to Latin grooves, Andrea lures listeners in with killer improvisational instincts, exceptional storytelling, and a red-hot band.
Her music exemplifies powerful vocals, evoking the gentle and the strong, the light and the dark, deep blues to pop confection, often in the same song. She lithely navigates the colours of the emotional spectrum with ease.
Superstein spent the last year experimenting with new ways of collaborating musically, resulting in an ambitious cross-Canadian digital collaboration with some of Canada’s most versatile musicians. The vocalist/producer bends genres once more on the single Every Little Step. She manages to bring light to an otherwise dark year for musicians, garnering acclaim amongst music journalists and heavy radio play.
Her newest oeuvre, Oh Mother is a multimedia musical experience rooted in the stories of motherhood. It’s an ambitious tour de force highlighting her ever growing creativity and sensitivity as a songwriter and arranger. It includes a who’s who of the musical world, with a killer female dominated creative team. Although the stories are rooted in motherhood, the free-spirited music is for everyone.
Her last release, “Worlds Apart” produced and arranged by jazz luminary Elizabeth Shepherd, showcases her talents as vocalist, composer and arranger, bringing her fresh, modern ideas to the forefront. Her sophomore record What Goes On was produced by Juno winner, Les Cooper (Jill Barber) and released on the esteemed Cellar Live imprint.
She has graced multiple official Spotify playlists, notably #4 on Vocal Jazz, just ahead of Norah Jones, received a 5-star review in BBC Music Magazine, spins on BBC Radio2 and an explosive release in Japan as well as impressive charting on Earshot and a steady rotation on JazzFm and CBC/ici Musique.
Super has been a guest on TV and radio nationwide including CBC’s Hot Air, CTV news, Breakfast Television, CKUA, Quand le jazz est lá and Sirius XM radio and is a crowd favourite on the touring and festival scene.
She has worked with Jay Clayton, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, The Good Lovelies, Sarah Gazarek, Gretchen Parlato, Elizabeth Shepherd, Sachal Vasandani, Ambrose Akinmusire and Rachel Therrien among many others.
Oh Mother is a music based multimedia performance rooted in the stories of motherhood. Transforming the gamut of parental realities into music, Oh Mother celebrates the experiences we share as mothers, yet don’t always talk about.
It is meticulously arranged, featuring layers of rich textures in some compositions, contrasted with stripped down, raw vocals in others. Each song beautifully and poignantly evokes a mother’s deep and divergent emotional experience, with a truth and sincerity that is often lacking in today’s music.
The music, inspired by real life stories, is accompanied by candid testimonials and breathtaking videos. This isn’t just a concert; it’s an all encompassing live experience featuring some of Canada’s most innovative musicians–many of whom are also mothers.
Including collaborations with five-time Juno nominee Elizabeth Shepherd, Grammy nominee Jane Bunnett, Broadway elite Lisa LaTouche, and multi-cultural composer Ayelet Rose-Gottlieb.