Claire is a singer/songwriter/teacher newly relocated from the Dallas, TX area to the Northern Virginia area. While working on her original repertoire she often performs at local venues and private parties with a more contemporary set list. She creates a style that blends a love of folk music and easy listening with her formal training in the jazz standards.
Apart from the wonderful influences surrounding Claire, while pursuing a jazz studies degree at the University of North Texas, she's also had the pleasure of being close friends with some very special musicians and mentors. Julie Bonk spent many years teaching and collaborating with Claire. Julie was the driving force behind her attendance of the Interlochen Arts Camp in Traverse City, Michigan, under the direction of Vernon Howard. This camp played a very important role in helping Claire to discover her true desire to pursue music professionally. Claire is now the Vocal Director for the University of Tulsa's summer jazz camp, under the direction of Professor Howard.
Be on the lookout for future projects and gigs! Also, visit the LINKS page to check out awesome fellow musicians in Claire's life!