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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New York, NY
Willing to teach
Litchfield 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
Claire 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"
and many more