Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:
My voice, mic, and amp. (soon a vocal compressor/looper? I hope so!) For backup musicians, I’ll play with anyone from a lone upright bass to an accordion player.
Why did you begin studying music?
I started cause my Mom forced me into vocal class, knowing I loved singing but was a little shy. At the time I didn’t join because I was afraid to sing, but I’ve surely gotten over any kind of stage fright, that’s for sure. I’m glad I was pushed out of my comfort zone, because singing is my passion and my work now!
Vocalist Andie Trépanier
Located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada
What are you doing with music now?
I’m working gigs at galas, weddings, and festivals until I attend Humber College on Lakeshore this upcoming September. I’ve been accepted for a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Major) with a scholarship, and I can’t wait to attend their fantastic jazz program.
Who are some of your influences?
My first influence in any jazz direction was a weird mix, actually. Probably Dean Martin got me into “crooner” jazz in the first place, and Regina Spektor’s first album, 11:11, showed me how much one could reveal themselves through improvisation and different stylings in jazz. That really inspired me. Since then, I’ve been attracted to the stylings of the classics, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker. More Contemporary Jazz singers have had key albums that have left an impression on me as well, such as Elizabeth Shepherd’s – Rewind.
Who have you studied with?
I never took a actual music lessons, but my music classes at school taught me all I needed to know. My Teachers were Ms. Collings, Mr. Chalmers, and Ms. Hynds. All fantastic tutors. They have prepared me well for my own performances and Humber college, as well.
What would you like to do with music in the future?
I plan on being the best possible musician I can be, and then sharing that with the rest of the world, making a living out of it. Music is my passion and I want to do it every day for the rest of my life.
Andie Trépanier is a young jazz singer born and raised in the hills of Caledon, Ontario.
At eighteen years, this burgeoning jazz singer/songwriter’s passion is singing famous jazz standards of the forties with a contemporary and blues influence that puts a new twist on crooning. In her senior year at Humberview Secondary School, Andie’s training to date has primary come from the school’s strong musical programs under such respected instructorsas John Chalmers.
While she has been taking the stage locally for the most part, she has big plans and hopes to bring her voice anyplace where it can be heard.
You can see Andie performing this June at the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.
If you would like to know anything else about me, feel free to take a look at my website andiejazz.com.
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