Andrea Whitt is an exceptionally versatile violist, arranger and composer. While studying classical music in college, her passion for jazz and improvisation began while performing in a Brazilian jazz ensemble and studying intensely under top jazz pedagogues. Andrea received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in viola performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently, Andrea is a member of Shania Twain's band, performing on viola and fiddle. When Andrea is not on tour, she performs regularly with rock bands in Los Angeles, works as a studio musician, and instructs students in classical and other creative string genres.
Andrea has performed with other artists including Stevie Wonder, Deep Purple, Hunter Hayes, Far East Movement, Harry Connick Jr., Cee-Lo Green, One Republic, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, and Natalie Cole. She has appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ACM Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Grammys, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a featured role as a violist on national commercials.