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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
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She is a singer of unique and valuable ability...
By Percy Heath
I found Lela to be an extremely talented vocalist...
By Sheila Jordan
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
Lela Kaplowitz has a remarkable tone, great timing and
essentially gives a vocal...
By Brent Black (Criticaljazz.com)
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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