Andrée Belle is a singer, songwriter, dancer, poet and humanitarian. A southern native, of Puerto Rican heritage, she was born in Georgia and grew up in North Carolina. She studied classical voice in North Carolina before relocating to Los Angeles to study jazz at The University of Southern California with Grammy nominated jazz vocalists Tierney Sutton and Carmen Bradford (Count Basie, Wynton Marsalis, James Brown).
As a vocalist, Andrée is known for her soulful, sultry, raw, rich, timeless tone, and expansive range. Her nuanced, powerful, and emotionally captivating vocals have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Prince, Erykah Badu, Minnie Riperton, Sade, and Amy Winehouse. As an artist, Andrée creates projects conceptually, infuses provocative and poetic lyrics, transmitting an empowering messages.
Previous releases include her debut project M.U.S.I.C. (Magnificent Unique Sexy Intelligent Creativity). The eclectic soul record earned her various TV placements (including Orange is the New Black). Her sophomore work, The Soft Glow of Electric Sex, was an otherworldly, dark, electro-soulful, exploration of love. With this project Andrée acquired her first TV appearance of original music, on AXS Live. Her passionate live performances and World class band created a strong local following in Los Angeles.
The Return to Queendom was released on International Women's Day. The record’s theme explores reclaiming one's power, and transmuting painful life experiences into joy, expansion, love, and freedom. The project was co-written and produced by multi-instrumentalist MAST and recorded at Revival at The Complex, the home to Earth, Wind & Fire's label headquarters and personal studio/rehearsal space. Outside of the core elements of jazz, the album brings together a multitude of genres, adding an LA flavor of all-encompassing fusion.
Her latest project, Queendom Recalibrations consists of remixes of compositions from The Return to Queendom. Offerings from collaborators Mono/Poly (feat. Jimetta Rose), MAST, Andre de Santanna, Malik Abdul-Rahmaan (feat. ill Camille), Brandon Coleman, Lil Dave, and Jonah Levine. Artist Tokio Aoyama reimagined the album cover.
Andrée also served as the Director of Music and Movement for the nonprofit organization, The Art of Elysium, bringing music and dance to communities in need. She cultivated over 40 music and dance programs a month and served over 13,000 people in need within the greater Los Angeles area a year. She performed in hospitals and live in facilities bedside for children and adults and created engaging concerts for the homeless in Skid Row.
Andrée's passion for dance lead her to study Afro-Cuban dance extensively with the prestigious, Raices Profundas in Havana, Cuba. She is developing her own brand of Caribbean Girl hot sauce and working on a book of poetry.