Born: February 26
After attending the Berklee College of Music, she began an education of another kind making a living as a musician. Her career has included anchoring the sax section in the Diva Big Band for 7 yrs, freelancing in New York doing EVERY imaginable kind of gig (available on request!), recording 6 CDs with the brilliant, quirky composer/pianist Joel Forrester and their band People Like Us, as well as two CDs as leader on Koch Jazz, (Swing Low and Movin' On now re-released on DalyBread Records) and releases of her own including Heaven Help Us All, Rah! Rah! Rahsaan! and Mary Joyce Project: Nothing To Lose, also on Dalybread Records. Also 2 Sisters, Inc - Scaribari with fellow baritonist Dave Sewelson and bassist Dave Hofstra. She has performed on numerous CDs, film scores, jingles, and of course in many festivals and venues....
- Mary Joyce Project: Nothing To Lose by Dan Bilawsky
- Heaven Help Us All by Ken Franckling
- Heaven Help Us All by Jack Bowers
- Movin' On by Jack Bowers
- Movin' On by C. Michael Bailey
- Movin' On by Dave Nathan
Primary InstrumentSax, baritone
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachBeginners
Credentials/BackgroundLitchfield Jazz Camp: 2000 - present Claire runs "Litchfield In New York" combos in NYC MS Jazz Academy at Jazz At Lincoln Center private lessons in New York City
Clinic/Workshop InformationClaire covers a variety of subjects, including
"Mary Joyce, A Life Improvised"
"How to Develop a Sound on Saxophone"
"Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Introduction To An Artist"
"Section Playing for Woodwinds"
and many more