Andrea Calderwood’s performance résumé includes work with such internationally recognized artists as Ben Folds, Terry Ellis, Dave Pack, John Williams, The L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, Doc Severinson and the Boston Pops. Andrea has won a number of prestigious awards, including The Friends of Jazz Award, The Harriet Genung Award, The Plotkins Vocal Scholarship, and The Outstanding Vocal Soloist Award at the Monterey Jazz “Next Generation” Festival. Andrea received her BA in Music from California State Univerity, Fullerton and did her Master's studies at Cal State Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music. After receiving a scholarship from the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, Andrea studied with veterans Christine Guter and Jeff Jarvis.
An accomplished arranger and teacher, Andrea received a 2010 Downbeat Award for Jazz Arranging at the graduate level from Downbeat magazine. Her private high-school students have been named to the California All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble from 2009-2012, and 2014. Andrea has served as choir master for Ben Folds with the Dallas Symphony, has adjudicated the Brandon jazz festival in Manitoba, Canada, the Cuesta College vocal jazz festival, and served as a judge for the Western ICCA finals. Andrea is and ACDA, JEN, CAJ, and CMEA member, as well as the former vocal program chair at Musicians Instute where she has also been a curriculum writer, instructor, and director of their vocal ensemble. She is currently teaching in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area, and can be seen performing with her band "The Andrea Calderwood Quartet," and the acapella/electronic pop ensemble "Arf" featuring Genevieve Artadi of "Knower," Alexandra Domingo, Sean Fitzpatrick of "Brundlefly," and from "Arora" - Kathy Hoye and Jessica Freedman.
"You're a sweetheart wrapped in a heart of gold"-Josh Nelson
"Rock the f*&% on Calderwood!" -Ben Folds