21st century jazz vocalisteducator | social activist

"Each time I listen to Clairdee's new album, I have a new favorite. But her performance on 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child' gets me every time. Beautiful project by a beautiful soul." 
 —Regina Carter, violinist, MacArthur "Genius" award recipient

"'A Love Letter to Lena' is a remarkable document. It is more than a recording, it is a testament!"
  —Dick Hyman, pianist and composer

"I love Clairdee's recording. Lena would love it, too." 
  —Rodney Jones, musical director/producer for Lena Horne

"Over a century after the birth of Lena Horne, how gratifying to see her legacy perpetuated with as much musicality, originality, heart, and fighting spirit as Clairdee shows on this album." 
 —James Gavin, author of Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne

New Music Videos

"There's Good in Every Day", a feel-good shelter-in-place song, produced by Music In Place (premiered 7.23.20)

"Stand Up", the first music video release from Clairdee's new album "A Love Letter to Lena" (premiered 7.6.20)

News & Reviews

Radio Interview: 8.4.20

The August 4th, 2020 Tuesday Lunch With Abe presents elegant, soulful San Francisco vocalist, Clairdee at 12:30pm PST (1:30pm GMT, 2:30pm CST, 3:30pm EST) with “A Love Letter To Lena,” honoring the music and spirit of trailblazer Lena Horne through…

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Clairdee on NBCnews.com

"Clairdee's spirit reminds me so much of Lena Horne, the way she carries herself. Her spirit is strong and beautiful and loving."

During this summer of protests jazz songstress Clairdee offers us "A Love Letter to Lena," a CD that…

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On the Scene

“This past March, vocalist Clairdee debuted her latest recording ‘A Love Letter to Lena’ sharing her personal tribute and inspiration from the late great Lena Horne.” —Frosene Phillips

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2020 Class Member

Clairdee joins the Recording Academy membership class of 2020. As the world's preeminent membership organization for performers, songwriters, producers and engineers, members work together to build a better and more inspiring world for music and its makers. "I am honored…

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Music Video Premiere 7.6.20

Catch the premiere of "Stand Up," the first music video from Clairdee's "A Love Letter to Lena", Monday, 7.6.20 on YouTube. As we count down to the premiere, take a look at the trailer.

Streaming Concert 7.11.20

Freight at Home presents Clairdee and pianist Ken French in concert from their home in San Francisco. Relax and enjoy the music from the comfort of your home. You can watch and make a donation to support this online event…

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Soothing the Soul

What eight music makers turn to when they crave comfort.

It’s no secret that music can deliver a powerful attitude adjustment, elevating your mood, soothing frayed nerves or simply injecting some joy into a bad day. 

No one knows that…

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Pop Magazine (Berlin)

“An exquisite collection of songs paying homage to the late Lena Horne, adorned with sincerity, musical artistry, and heartfelt emotion in every soulful note. ‘A Love Letter To Lena’ is reflective, emotional, uplifting and inspiring as much as it is…

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