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 (www.sheilajordan.com) at the Jazz Conservatorium in Graz (Austria), and later in New York with world-renowned jazz musicians like Jay Clayton (www.jayclayton.com), Mark Murphy (www.markmurphy.com), Barry Harris (www.barryharris.com), and Kate McGarry (www.katemcgarry.com). Lela also attended the Berklee Summer Music Workshop in Perugia, Italy, and studied at the New School in New York while living there...
AwardsNew 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)
Lela & Joe Kaplowitz - With Every BreathSelf Produced
Little Boy With A Big HeartMenart
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- Lela & Joe Kaplowitz - With Every Breath by C. Michael Bailey