The Andréa Petrity Trio What If I CD Release
Join the Andréa Petrity Trio for the release of their new CD at the King Eddy.
“Her investigation is of beauty and without falling into cliche, her music sounds joyful.” – R. Doull, B.C. Musician Magazine
Andréa was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and began private piano lessons at age 8. She later went on to study music at Mount Royal College in Calgary where she received a Diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance.
Andréa has continued her musical journey being an active musician, composer/arranger and producing/recording her own albums.Andréa’s most recent recording released in 2019 “What If I”, is comprised of her original compositions written specifically with this recording project in mind. Eight of the nine tracks on “What If I” are written by Andréa
“I wanted to tell stories of everyday life. We all have a lot in common”, she says. This is also Andréa’s first ‘only trio’ album, a form of playing she most enjoys. When you watch Andréa performing with her trio you will notice right away that they appear happy and joyful on stage. Their philosophy is to remain true to the music, true to themselves. The music flows from an honest place which the audience not only sees but feels. Members of the trio are Italian born Stefano Valdo on bass and native Calgarian Robin Tufts on the drums.Andréa’s debut CD, “It’s About Time” was recorded in August 2014 with her regular trio members Stefano Valdo on bass and Robin Tufts on drums. The recording also included saxophonist Pat Belliveau joining in on a few tracks. The album highlights Andréa as a composer, arranger and leader featuring her original compositions and fresh arrangements of familiar standards.
“She is unique as a pianist; she always goes for the music first and then the piano after” R. Tufts says. “Andréa’s tunes move me and almost play themselves.”
“The recording session was pure joy” says S. Valdo.
On Andréa’s writing, P. Belliveau goes on to say “It just flowed. At times challenging in it’s intricacies, it always made sense melodically.”
“This is an all-around musical adventure that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me” – Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation Magazine.Andréa also recorded an EP, “Canadian Songbook” with MAPL Quintet which she co-leads. The recording was released in September 2014 and has also received airplay across Canada and the U.S. The group puts their own spin on Canadian classic material as well as original compositions by band members.
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first serve. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.