American Jazz Artist
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Andrea Densley is an American jazz artist, born in Seattle. Her parents were performing musicians at the time of their marriage and filled the home with a variety of musical genres. By the age of 7, Andrea sang along with recordings of the Hallelujah Chorus, Western Cowboy music, and Broadway musicals. A year later she began piano lessons, at age 12 she sang with her church choir and began playing the flute in the school band.
“I can lose myself in the creative process, in designing clothes, painting, in listening to great music and in singing to an audience. Music can fill a space and touch emotions in a unique way,” Andrea says.
“My need to sing, and my skill set were often not well-matched when I began,” she continues, “I had some embarrassing moments on stage as a teenager, but it just made me determined to learn more and practice more. When I was in my 30s I was blessed to be accepted as a voice student of Debra Bonner. At that time, we lived in Las Vegas and we had four small children. It was a challenge to balance priorities, yet I was desperate to be a better singer. Debra was a gifted singer and skilled teacher; she made all the difference in my ability to continue with joy in a music career.”
Performing in showcases in Las Vegas and on the live television show, The New Gong Show, honed Andrea's performance skills and deepened her appreciation for collaborating with skilled musicians. Now, in the greater Seattle area, she has performed with The Jazz Senators, The Johnny Lewis Band, Swing Fever of Washington, and jazz saxophonist Rob Scheps. One of her favorite moments was singing at the Washington State Governor's mansion in a private event that honored Enterprise For Equity, a nonprofit organization that helps people with limited incomes start and sustain a small business.
Facing startling medical challenges in her life has deepened Andrea's empathy and caused her to be an insightful speaker as well as an entertaining singer. She spends time volunteering in her church community and teaches classes in the Arts to children at a local elementary school.
Andrea and her husband, Jim, have raised six talented children and enjoy any chance to spend time with them, their spouses and their growing gaggle of grandchildren.