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Claire Daly

Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

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....
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Awards

Downbeat Critic Poll "Rising Star" 2003-2011
"Downbeat Reader's Poll" 2006-2011
"Jazztimes Reader's Poll" 2005-2011
Jazz Journalist "Baritonist of the Year" 2005
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    Mary Joyce Project: Nothing To Lose

    Daly Bread
    2011
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    Heaven Help Us All

    Daly Bread
    2005
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    Heaven Help Us All

    Daly Bread
    2004
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    Movin' On

    KOCH International Jazz
    2002
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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"
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