Born December 5, 1981, Andromeda Turre is the daughter of jazz trombone All-Star Steve Turre and his wife, noted cellist/composer Akua Dixon.Growing up in an environment that was enriched by iconic musicians, Andromeda absorbed everything from Bach to Bird, gaining a plethora of sounds, styles and experiences from which to create her unique personal concept.It seemed only a matter of course when Andromeda started composing music as a toddler, since everyone around her was writing music.Formal piano instruction with the phenomenal Sonelius Smith began at age four.
Andromeda studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem from age three and later at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, appearing in stage productions throughout childhood.She attended the Boston Conservatory of Music as a theater major, then transferred to Berklee College of Music to major in voice.While at Berklee, Andromeda performed at the 2003 commencement concert with Dianne Reeves and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. She also recorded Mark Petrie’s award-winning film score for "Cafe and Tobacco," directed by Michael Justiz.Andromeda left Berklee to tour with the legendary Ray Charles.The tour cut short by Ray’s untimely death, she may well be “the last Raelette” hired by the master. Andromeda then wrote and directed vocal arrangements for the Ray Charles Tribute Tour, taking the reins as head Raelette. Returning to New York, she traveled the US and Europe to perform in many venues, including gigs and tours with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.
In 2007, Andromeda received critical acclaim for her starring role in the Off-Broadway musical based on Woody Allen vignettes, “Murder Mystery Blues."The NY Times called her character “dangerously attractive,” and stated that her "soulful voice improved on her material." Currently living in Japan, Andromeda is starring at the Tokyo Disney Resort in the jazz musical, "Big Band Beat."One Japanese writer called Andromeda the "New Venus."Her fresh new sound melds world music, jazz, and pop, and her vocal technique is formidable.
Ms. Turre returns to America in September ’08 to promote her debut album, "Introducing Andromeda Turre." On this premier offering Andromeda delivers the jazz standards and American classics that a serious musician cuts her teeth on, and then adds a taste of what’s new with four of her original tunes.“I’m Beginning to See the Light” by Duke Ellington, Harry James, Johnny Hodges and Don George, "Twisted" by Annie Ross and Wardell Gray, “Lush Life” by Billy Strayhorn, and “You Don’t Know What Love Is” by Don Raye and Gene de Paul display her jazz heritage.“Someone to Watch Over Me” by George and Ira Gershwin, and “My Funny Valentine” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, reveal her interpretive gifts and vocal command.“Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velasquez, and “Corcovado” by Antonio Carlos Jobim allow Andromeda to express Latin heat.Two Andromeda originals, “Let Me” and “Lonely Holiday” are plaintive love songs.Two others, “Sakura Blossoms” and “Tokyo,” are tributes Andromeda composed to express her love for the amazing country of Japan, where she has been so happy.
With a host of fans in America and Japan, Andromeda Turre stands poised to ignite the music world with her artistry, elegance and sophistication.