2023 Jazz Road Creatives
Katonah, New York
From The Earth
Year of Award
Grant or Fellowship
Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant
Turre will complete, rehearse, and record her new work, “From The Earth” in January 2024. The project aims to shed light on the disproportionate impact of climate change on BIPOC and connect communities. Each movement of the four-part suite reflects a different area of environmental decline. In partnership with the Town of Bedford, NY, interviews with BIPOC activists will be conducted publicly, along with a debut of “From The Earth”. Final recording to incorporate interview excerpts as interludes.
About the Artist
Andromeda Turre is a consummate performer and composer who has honed her craft over a lifetime immersed in music. Born into a family of Jazz musicians, Andromeda was fortunate to glean from the greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Wynton Marsalis as well as her parents Steve Turre and Akua Dixon.
Formally trained at The Boston Conservatory, where she studied theater, and at Berklee College of Music, where she focused on vocal performance, her talents have taken her around the world, from touring with Ray Charles, to reigning as the "Queen of the Blues," at Tokyo Disney and headlining festivals with her own music in 17 countries worldwide. Turre’s artistic practice is rooted in providing her audience with an immersive experience, inviting them into new depths of perspective and self discovery.
In addition to her vocal talents, Andromeda is an accomplished composer whose original works have been featured in film, television, and video games. Her music is deeply influenced by her life’s experiences, and often addresses themes of social justice, spirituality and self-discovery. She composed the score and 13 original songs for Lena: Lessons from a Lady, a musical about the life of Lena Horne, and has been highly sought after as a curator of bespoke music experiences for corporate events. Andromeda's work as an Artistic Director for Central Park's premier 2022 Juneteenth Celebration and Music Supervisor for Aquila Theater's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, demonstrates her ability to create unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impact. She is currently working on a highly engaging experience for Central Park’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration.
Andromeda is also a speaker and DEI consultant, trained at Cornell University as a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner bringing her unique perspective and insights to the entertainment industry. Her dedication to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is further demonstrated through her work with Growing Up Jazz, a powerful keynote that teaches Black history through the lens of Jazz. For this initiative, she was awarded the 2022 Women of Distinction Award from NY state senate and county legislators. Growing Up Jazz can also be found on SiriusXM as Andromeda hosts her own show on the Real Jazz channel every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm EST.
Creatively grounded in her commitment to using her art as a tool for positive change, Turre is currently working on three albums. One with the all-women's Jazz collective HERA, one with the esteemed Jazz trio of Laurence Hobgood, Karl Latham and James Robbins, as well as a new project of her own. In addition, she continues to tour and present her immersive concert experience, EMERGING, performing this year at Winter Jazz Fest NYC, JazzOpen Festival Stuttgart, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and more. With a powerful voice, breadth of experience, and dedication to her craft and causes, Andromeda Turre is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music today.