Andrea Motis (Barcelona, May 9, 1995) is a Spanish jazz singer, trumpet and saxophone player who sings in Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
From the age of seven, Motis developed musically at the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu, a neighborhood of Barcelona, becoming the school’s lead trumpeter and later saxophonist. In 2007, at twelve, she began to collaborate with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, led by teacher and musician Joan Chamorro.
She made her major label debut with the worldwide release of Emotional Dance (Impulse!, 2017).
Throughout her career Andrea has collaborated with renowned artists such as Quincy Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Omara Portuondo, Milton Nascimento, WDR Big Band, Gil Goldstein and Scott Hamilton, to name a few.
Andrea is the most popular jazz artist in Spain, and she regularly sells out the most relevant venues in her native country, like Barcelona’s Palau de la Música or Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid. Along her career she has offered performances in world-class stages around the world (i.e. Tokyo Jazz Festival, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz a Vienne or Blue Note Japan).
Colors and shadows, Andrea’s album with WDR Big Band was released in November 2021 on German label Jazzline., which was followed by her solo project, Loopholes, released in May 2022, and that showed an exciting stylistic shift, with an electric, funk, neo-soul approach.