Clairdee's silky, soulful voice and scene-stealing charisma refreshes the American Songbook with state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining.
"My mission is to engage, uplift and build community through music,
creating a narrative that inspires beyond the stage." —Clairdee
No less than the illustrious Nancy Wilson has said of the soulful and jazzy force of interpretive nature called Clairdee, "In the tradition of all great vocalists, she infuses each song with her own unique style while always remaining true to the song itself." That dead-on assessment applies to her studio albums and live performances — rich and multi-faceted. Aside from creating joyful renditions of great vocal soul-jazz, Clairdee takes the opportunity to fill her growing fan base in on a wide multitude of influences.
"In the tradition of all great vocalists, Clairdee infuses her own unique style while always remaining true to the song itself." —Nancy Wilson
"I've had an opportunity to perform several times with the remarkable Clairdee. She is a wonderful, swinging singer with whom I look forward to getting together with again and again." —Dick Hyman
"Clairdee's skillful vocals and engaging stage presence charmed our multi-nation, multi-cultural audience. The sales of her recording Music Moves was the #1 selling CD among independent artists at MJF."
—Tim Jackson, GM, Monterey Jazz Festival
"Sumptuous, elegantly restrained."
—The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland)
"Generous spirit and unpretentious sincerity."
"Imagination and originality."
"A multidimensional and versatile talent."
"Among the most skilled, appealing singers. Fine songs, beautiful voice, great moves."
—San Francisco Examiner
"Clairdee is the real thing. A beautiful voice, an exceptional artist."
"A world class talent with the exceptional ability to wow an audience."
—Colorado Magazine Online
"This kind of cleverness is a rare find on any modern collection of vocal interpretations."
—All Music Guide
Clairdee's soulfully alluring vocal style has been featured in concert halls, festivals and nightclubs from Monterey, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Bangkok, Toronto, Paris, Moscow, and St. Petersburg Russia — to New York, New Hampshire, San Francisco and points in between. In addition to leading her world-class touring band, Clairdee has performed with some of America's legendary jazz artists including Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Cyrus Chestnut, Ken Peplowski, and Nancy Wilson. And with her impressive ability and ease in singing a variety of musical genres, Clairdee concertizes with pops symphony orchestras and big bands and has opened for artists as diverse as David Sanborn, Johnny Mathis, and the late great Etta James.
"Clairdee's performances here in Scotland were so well received that foremost promoters in Scotland have clamoured for her return as have the audiences." —George Duncan, Board Member Scottish National Jazz Orchestra; Venue Manager, Queen's Hall,