Andrea Koziol is a singer songwriter and actor who found her way to her own voice, by first travelling through and performing an extended repertoire of jazz. Early in her career she co-founded the ensemble ‘Chesterfield Inlet’ with pianist Bill Brennan and their original album ‘Mario Russell’ experienced great critical acclaim. Her songs now lie at the great intersection of folk, jazz and pop music, and are influenced by everything she has ever been musically moved by. At the core is her voice, one moment delicate to the point of fragility, and the next powerful enough to fill the concert hall un-amplified.
Andrea has generated 6 albums thus far in her career. She has toured across North America and performed in every imaginable venue including many of Canada’s most prominent jazz and folk festivals. She appears regularly on CBC Radio, and has fond memories of her work on The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean. Andrea continues a decade long relationship with the orchestral pops touring ensemble ‘Jeans and Classics’ which sees her performing with symphony orchestras across the continent. In recent years, she founded the ensemble Bartholomaus Collective with Canadian bass legend Ian de Souza, and now maintains a rewarding relationship with a group of Toronto DJs and beat based improvisors.
Recent theatre credits include: The Cave (Soulpepper/Luminato 2019 and 2022, and the BC touring company 2022). Previous theatre credits include: The Ballad of Tam Lin (Puppetmongers Powell) and The Fantasticks (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia). Awards include: the KM Hunter Award for Music, music residences at Canada’s Banff Centre for the Arts and Memorial University, and grants from Canadian arts councils at every level.