Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, and business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of \the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music.
She has recorded nine CDs as a leader with music spanning from Latin Jazz to Charanga Jazz, to Jazz and devotional music. Some of the guest artists who have recorded on her CDs include Wallace Roney, Rufus Reid, Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Longo, Paul West, Winard Harper, Bill O’ Connell, Oscar Hernandez, Steve Turre, Pedrito Martinez, and Hilton Ruiz among others.
Andrea currently tours with her own group, Andrea Brachfeld and
Insight featuring Bill O’ Connell, Harvie S and Jason Tiemann and Bill O’ Connell and ACE- the Afro-Caribbean Ensemble. In June 2017, Andrea was awarded a grant from the prestigious organization, Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to compose a new jazz work. Her newest jazz CD, “If Not Now, When? ” was released on Jazzheads in May of 2018 and reflects this new music. Andrea’s new CD,”Brazilian Whispers” Jazz was released in January, 2020 featuring Bill O’ Connell, Harvie S,Jason Tiemann, Roni Ben-Hur, Lincoln Goines, Portinho and Chembo Corniel.