Andrea Brachfeld & Phoenix Rising Jazz

Andrea Brachfeld & Phoenix Rising Jazz

 Kendall Park, New Jersey, USA

We are a straight-ahead jazz band playing standards and original music. Our goal is to preserve the tradition of jazz honoring the masters and innovators of the music. We would like to expand the public's awareness of this music which is America's Classical music.


Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. She studied with greats Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman, and Mike Longo who helped her develop her own improvisational style.

Her breakthrough performance as the flutist for the popular Latin band Charanga ’76 catapulted her into Salsa history and fame as the first female flutist to play this music in the United States. She is the recipient of the “Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award” from Latin Jazz USA, the “Women in Salsa Award” from Salsation, the “Pionero Award” from Mario Torres Productions and most recently the “Tribute to the Charanga Flutes Award” given by Charanga Legends USA, presented to her in August of 2012.

She currently leads Phoenix Rising and has six CDs out as a leader.

Her latest CD, which is her first straight-ahead Jazz CD named “Lady of the Island”, was released by ZOHO music on Oct. 9, featuring Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, and Bill O’Connell.


Lady of the Island 2012
Into the World: A Musical Offering 2008
Beyond Standards- 2006
Back With Sweet Passion- 2003
Remembered Dreams- 2001
"Andrea"- 1978

Lady of the Island is # 34 on the Jazz Week charts as of January 30, 2013

I Got it Bad
BeBop Hanna
Eye of the Hurricane

Flor de Zampoña
La Flauta de Andrea
Afra Jade
Quatemala's Dance

Set List

Set list 1- 45 minutes

Be Bop Hanna
Eye of the Hurricane
I Got it Bad
Little Girl's Song
Dead Ahead

Set list 2- 45 minutes
In the Center
Lady of the Island
Moment's Notice
Four Corners