FAY CLAASSEN

-Fay made up herself with different styles in music, but never looses her own direction and sound in every project that she realises.

-Her eight own albums were very succesful. Important international guests were honoured by Fay to be invited on her albums (Kenny Werner, Toots, Mike Stern, Barry Harris).

-She received many awards: the Edison, and the only Golden Award which was granted in the Netherlands to a jazz-cd during the last 10 years ( the double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker ). All About Jazz USA proclaimed this album as Best Vocal Album of the Year.

-This year she received with the international well known outstanding Peter Beets Trio, the PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK.

-In the American edition of The SCAT OMNIBOOK with written improvisations of 30 international singers you'll find Fay Claassen's Line For Lyons as the only European among Kurt Elling, Ella Fitzergerald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan.

-A great highlight for Fay was when Bob Brookmeyer asked her for his last project with his THE NEW ART ORCHESTRA: the album STANDARDS.

-After realising the album SING! with the WDR Big Band some years ago, Fay was again invited last summer for a second project "The Dutch Songbook". That will be a live Double-CD from a fantastic concert they did in Düsseldorf.

-In the Netherlands Fay has a fantastic career, playing a lot of concerts with her own projects, as well as being invited as a guest soloist with all the big orchestras, like the Metropole Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and famous musicians like Cor Bakker, Bert van den Brink, Peter Beets, Eric Vloeimans and many more.

-Fay will be performing for the tenth time at the North Sea Jazz Festival, this year with the magnificant Peter Beets Trio.




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