Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Composer

New York, NY  10010



Artistic Director:  2011-’15, Outside Insight, Inc.  A 501c3.  “Transformation through Art” 

Previous Board Member:  American Jazz Venues – founder, Clem DeRosa

Music Academy – founder, Beatrice Anderson

Int’l Women in Jazz Org


          2018: Jazz Journalist “Baritonist of the Year

          2017: Jazz Journalist “Baritonist of the Year

          2016: Hothouse Magazine “Baritonist of the Year

          2005: Jazz Journalist “Baritonist of the Year” 

          2003-2020:  Multiple Time Winner Downbeat Critic Poll “Baritone Saxophonist of the Year” and “Rising Star on Baritone          

          2003-2020: Multiple Winner JazzTimes Critic and Readers Polls, Bari Sax.      

          2005:  Winner of Jazz Journalist Award “Baritonist of the Year

          Nominee:  2002 through 2020

2004:  “Swing Low” installed in the William Jefferson Clinton Library, Little Rock, Arkansas,

as a CD significant to the President while in office.




          “Rah! Rah!”                                  Ride Symbol Records.           2020

          “2648 West Grand Blvd”        GlassBeachJazz                      2017

           “Baritone Monk”                       NCB Records                          2013           

          “Heaven Help Us All”               Daly Bread Records             2004

          “Movin’ On”                                  Koch Jazz, Int’l                      2001

          “Swing Low”                                 Koch Jazz, Int’l                     1999



          “Two Sisters, Inc.”   

          “Scaribari”                                     Baritunes Records                   2008

          The Honorable Hustlers”    Out of Compliance                  2008

          “Speak, Spake, Spoke”           Leaping Dog Media                2007



          “People Like Us” band w/ Joel Forrester:

           “Ever Wonder Why?”             Ride Cymbol Records        2005  

          “Believe It”                                    Koch Jazz                             1999

          “In Heaven”                                  Koch Jazz                             1998

          “No…Really”                                Koch Jazz                             1998

          “Moodiology”                             George Garzone                    1999

          “Something’s Coming”          Diva Big Band                       1995

          “Leave It To Diva”                   Diva Big Band                       1997

          “Bottom’s Out”                           Joe Fonda                             1995



          Jody Jazz Mouthpieces

          Rovner Ligatures

          Bari Reeds

Teaching History

          1985 to present:  Private instructor in New York City  

          2006 to 2016:  Middle School Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln 


          2000 to present:  Litchfield Jazz Camp, LPA, Connecticut, 

          Creator of “Litchfield in NY Combos”

Jazz Camps:  

          Mile High Jazz Camp            Boulder, CO.   Music Dir: Bob Montgomery 

          Centrum Jazz Camp              Port Townsend, Washington.   Music Dir. John Clayton

          Litchfield Jazz Camp            Connecticut.   Music Dir. Don Braden

Clinics:  Claire Daly gives masterclasses and clinics from middle school through college level. She has taught at MIT, UMASS Amherst, Berklee Carroll MS in Brooklyn, NY; Valparaiso University, IN; Hall High School in Hartford, CT; College of St. Rose in Albany, NY; Chamber Street Music School in Manhattan, NY; Hoff Barthelson Music School, Scarsdale, NY; many more on request     

Music Live: Includes The Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, The Sequoia Room (Ft Bragg). Joe’s Pub, Sweet Rhythm, Keystone Korner Baltimore, Smalls NYC, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Bottom Line, Radio City Music Hall,  Barbes, Zebulon, Manahatta, Showman’s, Museum of the City of New York, Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill (Chicago), Blues Alley, (Wash DC), Jazz at the Conservancy (Baltimore), The Open Door, Tula’s (Seattle),  Northampton Jazz Workshop, Sharp Nine (Durham, NC), The Blue Monk (Portland), The Jazz Bakery (Los Angeles), The Blue Room (Kansas City).

Festivals: Includes Limerick Jazz Festival (Ireland),Lulu Festival (Austin), Litchfield Jazz Festival, Wall Street Jazz Festival, Kingston Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, JVC Festival (NYC), Blues to Bop Festival (Lugano, Switzerland), Pittsfield Jazzfest, San Miguel de Allende Jazz Fest, Knitting Factory Festival, The Floating Jazz Festival on SS Norway, San D’Hiver (Paris), Mendecino Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Fest (Canada), Pori Jazz Fest (Finland), Berlin Jazz Fest, Marylou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center (DC), Jazz @ Kennedy Center with Billy Taylor Trio, Pittsfield Jazz Festival.

Film Soundtracks:  Featured in “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” 

                                          Music Director for HBO’s “Where or When”.

Theater:  Shakespeare In The Park – Troilus and Cressida” (on stage and in “pit”), “Young, Very Young, Very Very Young” at Dance Theatre Workshop with Dan Froot,  “17 Kilos of Garlic” with Dan Froot at LaMama , Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway.  

Education:  Berklee College of Music   Graduated 1980.  

                          Many private studies with NYC and Boston jazz greats. 

Misc. Performances:  Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Louis Cole BB, Sahib Shihab Big Band, Taj Mahal “Like Never Before” tour and recording, Diva Big Band (7 years), Mingus Big Band, Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love” tour; also, many more on request.