Andrew Distel | Stepping Out of a Dream

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Stepping Out of a Dream

by Andrew Distel

The first release from an up and coming Chicago-based vocalist and trumpeter with sultry versions of jazz favorites, spirited Latin jazz tunes and inspired originals.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Windmills of Your Mind
5:27 $0.99
2. My Ideal
5:17 $0.99
3. La Felicidad
4:10 $0.99
4. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
6:40 $0.99
5. You Stepped Out of a Dream
4:12 $0.99
6. Nosotros
4:18 $0.99
7. I Couldn't Help It
2:52 $0.99
8. Sabor
2:49 $0.99
9. She Was Too Good to Me
4:51 $0.99
10. The Window Across the Way
4:02 $0.99
11. Embraceable You
4:36 $0.99
12. The Way I Feel Inside
1:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
Andrew Distel was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. While studying at the prestigious College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, he was taken under the wing of Mary Ellen Tanner, a close friend and colleague of Rosemary Clooney. Under her tutelage, he was able to sit in and learn from some of the great musicians in the Cincinnati jazz scene—John Von Ohlen (drummer for Stan Kenton) and Cal Collins (West Coast guitarist for Benny Goodman).

Upon his arrival in Chicago, he began headlining at such notable venues as the Pump Room, the Green Mill, Pops for Champagne, Green Dolphin Street and performing at a variety of festivals including the International Association of Jazz Educators. Andrew’s steady weekend performances at The Pump Room have given him the opportunity to hone his craft even further with a band that is comprised of the young lions of the Chicago jazz scene.

As a studio musician, Andrew has lent his vocal stylings to companies such as the Illinois Lottery, Caterpillar, Mattel, and Euro Disney.

He has performed with Maria Schneider, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Caldwell, Ron Hawking, Rob Parton, Fred Hersch, Darmon Meader, the Lakeside Singers, and the Phil Degreg Trio in both educational and professional environments.

As an educator, Andrew is an adjunct professor of jazz voice at Roosevelt University. He has also assisted the band programs of schools throughout the Midwest as a guest conductor and clinician for jazz vocal groups, show choirs, and jazz bands.

Andrew Distel’s first full length CD entitled “Stepping Out of a Dream” is due out in early 2007 and will be available through,,, and iTunes.



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Andrew Distel
This is an awesome CD. Great music and Distel has an awesome voice. I recommend this CD to anyone and everyone!

Michael Bongard, "The Latin Train", Ottawa, Canada

A fresh, vital talent from the American heartland
In American jazz and Latin music the historic centers of production have long been the same: New York, Miami, Los Angeles, pre-Katrina New Orleans. But now from the U.S. heartland--specifically Illinois--comes a fresh talent to shake up this coastal supremacy. Andrew Distel may be young but his soft, resonant voice betrays an old soul within, which he puts to expert use especially in the quieter ballads of his new cd, "Stepping Out of a Dream..." He's assembled a top-notch collection of Chicago-area session talent with Andrew himself occupying the trumpet and flugelhorn chairs in mainly small-combo configurations that bring his own compositions to life as well as breathe new vitality into standards from Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Jobim and Legrand. In both English and Spanish his supple vocals embrace the lyric while his deft trumpet voicings flesh out the spare but tasteful arrangements. The cd's superb overall sound quality is the icing on this jazz cake and "Stepping Out of a Dream..." augurs well for a long, fruitful career for its master baker, Andrew Distel.