Lenore Raphael

Jazz writer John Gilbert has called Lenore “Simply one of the best pianists in our art form...she always swings.” Critics have used words like “swinging”, “emotional” and “artistically subtle” when describing Lenore's playing.

Swinging has always been of major importance to Lenore since she listened to her idols Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson. So is “telling the story”. She strives to be in touch with the intent of the tune when she plays.

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Lenore started at the age of 3 by playing everything she heard by ear. Lenore studied classical piano with concert artist Beulah Eisenstadt. By the age of seven she was featured in recitals and performed at Carnegie Hall. Even then, she heard different things in the classical music she was playing and started embellishing and improvising on Mozart, Chopin, etc.

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Albums

Invitation: Lenore Raphael Live
Invitation: Lenore...
Swingin' Fox Music
2007
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A Beautiful Friendship
A Beautiful Friendship
Swingin' Fox Music
2005
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Wingin' It
Wingin' It
Swingin' Fox Music
2003
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