"You just can find them - the special tips. Andrea Mayer
is one of them. An overwhelming voice she has, a young Ella
Fitzgerald she could be. … Andrea Mayer lives her music like
a black jazz singer. She uses various means of expression
and vocal sounds, which cause just simply admiration. Her
malleable phrasing, the chilly appeal of her modulating
voice, the natural warmth the singer extends…"
(Nürnberger Zeitung, 3.
"... jam-packed the jazzclub was… (Andrea Mayer) uses her
voice sovereignly as instrument and sings ballads of
tingling tension, scats and coos and presents herself as
immensely versatile vocalist …"
Süd-kurier, 18. Januar 2005)
Critics always praise the voice of Andrea Mayer, who comes
from Freiburg, so in a concert announcement: "The unusual
voice with the usual name."
Many of her fans and friends have been waiting long for a CD
under her own name. It became now, of course, an hommage to
Ella Fitzgerald, a tribute to one of the biggest voices in
Here Andrea Mayer shows all her talent, which also in live
concerts let the public go into ecstasies. She swings
incredible easily, phrases and improvisates smoothly and -
above all - doesn´t forget the blues and the jazz roots. She
feels what she sings! And she enjoys it! The listener gets
the impression of a extremely strong, natural, soft and warm
voice, which Andrea Mayer handles absolutely safely and
The top-class rhythm section with Andy Herrmann a the piano,
German Klaiber on bass and Matthias Daneck on the drums
impresses with a relaxed cooperation in highest perfection,
empathetic accompaniment and very, very much swing. The
singer is carried and inspired and able to unfold her whole
vocal virtuosity. For three years now Andrea Mayer is
working with this national and international demanded
musicians of the trio.
The pianist Andy Herrmann recently caused a sensation with
his trio-CD "Circle" (jazz4ever records, J4E 4773).
The magazine "Rondo" chose the album the "CD of the month"
in September 2005.