Lela Kaplowitz

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: July 20, 1977    

Lela Kaplowitz was born in a little town of Sisak in a former Yugoslavia, today Croatia. She began professionally singing at 16 years of age. Lela studied the vocal improvisation with Sheila Jordan ( at the Jazz Conservatorium in Graz (Austria), and later in New York with world-renowned jazz musicians like Jay Clayton (, Mark Murphy (, Barry Harris (, and Kate McGarry ( Lela also attended the Berklee Summer Music Workshop in Perugia, Italy, and studied at the New School in New York while living there...
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New York International Music Festival USA - 2003 (finals) Savannah Music Festival USA - 2004 (finals) Bucharest Jazz Festival Romania - 2008 (finals) Lady Summertime Finland - 2009 (1st prize grand jury and public vote)
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    Lela & Joe Kaplowitz - With Every Breath

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Lela & Joe Kaplowitz - With Every Breath

Self Produced (2013)

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“I appreciate Lela's radiant talent, creativity and individuality. With her sensibility and intelligence, Lela avoids the pitfalls of imitation and servile reproduction, and gives the songs a perfectly personal interpretation.” By Miles Griffith

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“Anyone who has ever seen her perform live is sure to remember her unique, brilliant voice, her immense charisma and her charm, grace and exotic beauty...

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