"My love of jazz has been a longstanding affair; since a young age I have admired the greats: Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Anita O'Day, and have taken inspiration from them. I have grown particularly fond of a number of contemporary singers, including Alice Russell and Jacqui Dankworth."
Often likened to Ella Fitzgerald, Clara takes inspiration from the greats as well as contemporary vocalists including Liane Carroll and Clare Teal. Known for her clear and expressive tone, she performs with emotion and a touch of drama, bringing the music of the American Songbook to life.
Clara studied music at Bath Spa University specialising in jazz voice, and over the past ten years has performed in many venues in Bath including Green Park Brasserie, Moles, The Holburne Museum and Bath Abbey. She regularly appears as a guest vocalist in the popular 20th Century Foxes Cabaret events at Chapel Arts.
As well as singing with her jazz band, featuring local musicians including Jon Green, Duncan Kingston, Dan Reid, Ben Vlemincx, Daan Temmink, Martin Jenkins, Pasquale Votino and Dale Hambridge, Clara is a classical soloist, performing with Cantamus Chamber Choir and Freshford Singers.
For bookings please contact Clara via the Contact page. Clara is available for weddings, private functions, corporate events and session work.
Download a sample jazz set list.
Alto soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria with St Laurence Community Chorus 2015, Wiltshire Music Centre
GBH Big Band Christmas Concert 2016, Wiltshire Music Centre.
Sunday 16 December, 7.30pm - GBH Big Band 'Another Merry Jazzy Christmas'
Sat 8 April 2017 - Freshford Singers, Holy Trinity Church, Combe Down
Vivaldi & Mozart, alto soloist
Sat 6 May 2017 - CitySound Voices 5th Anniversary Concert, St Stephen's Church, Bath
Sat 1 July - Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising gala, Melksham
Friday 14 July - The George, Woolley, Bradford on Avon
With pianist Dave King
Sat 2 September 2017 - Wedding
Holburne Museum, Bath
Thu 7 December 2017 - Christmas gig
Lowden Garden Centre, Melksham
Sun 21 January 2018 - Bradford Roots Music Festival
Wiltshire Music Centre, with Kevin Poplett, Dave King & Ralf Dorrell
Tue 20 March 2018 - Sebastien's Bistro, Bradford on Avon
With Graham Dent & Ralf Dorrell