Update Claire Ritter Follow

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: May 31, 1952

American jazz master, composer/pianist/educator Claire Ritter, is a multiple award recipient, and “among the most successful Thirdsteam synthesis of jazz & classical musics” author Ed Hazel/Wikipedia Encyclopedia. In 2014 Ritter was the recipient of an artist grant awarded by the NC Arts & Science Council, her fourth, as well as a previous NC Arts Council Composer Fellowship recipient. AllAboutJazz describes Ritter as “an under sung Master, with each engaging melody buffed up like a little jewel”. JazzTimes notes the music as “painterly exquisite & poetic”. Beginning with the great Mary Lou Williams at Duke University in the 1970s, Ritter has studied, worked, performed, and recorded with the best, which includes over a decade and half of work with MacArthur Grant 'Genius' Fellow, Ran Blake at New England Conservatory in Boston, where she taught her Contemporary Songwriting in the Contemporary Improvisation Department during the 1990s. The economic song-like quality & harmonic sophistication of her tunes are hallmarks of Ritter's style, described by Owen Cordle/JazzTimes, News & Observer, as “direct, succinct & skillful - like the NC born pianist/composer, Thelonious Monk's style. ...
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Claire Ritter
”Every new idea coming at you quickly, every tight, engaging melody buffed up like a little jewel” - Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.

“Applying splashes of color, dabs of contrast and subtly adjusting tempo and dynamics to create masterful soundscapes” - Nancy Ann Lee, JazzTimes.

“direct, succinct, & skillful - like the NC born pianist/composer Thelonious Monk's style” - Owen Cordle, writer for JazzTimes/ Raleigh News & Observer

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationWeddington, NC

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundVisit www.claireritter.com Click on "teaching"

Clinic/Workshop InformationClaire Ritter Studio Teaching Classical, Jazz, Songwriting, Improvisation All levels, specializing in new music performance

Music

Featured recording “Soho Solo”

Soho Solo

Zoning Records
2015
  • BUY

    Soho Solo

    Zoning Records
    2015
  • BUY

    The Streams Of Pearls Project

    Zoning Records
    2011
  • BUY

    Waltzing The Splendor

    Zoning Records
    2007
  • BUY

    Greener Than Blue

    Zoning Records
    2004
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

There are no Claire Ritter events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.
Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.
Rank: 22,332
Views: 1,016
Fans: 1
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW


Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Events On Demand!

Email Local Jazz Events


or search site with Google

Help improve the Claire Ritter profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Claire Ritter musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.