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Daly, Claire (Anne)

Daly, Claire (Anne), saxophone, clarinet; b. Bronxville, NY, 26 February 1958. She grew up in Yonkers, NY with her parents, Patrick J. and Helen C. Daly.

Her first teacher was Joe Viola (1976-80) at Berklee College). She has had many teachers since then, including George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Danny Bank, Phil Woods and many more.  She plans to continue studying through life.

Swing Low (1999); Movin' On (2001)
As sideperson:
Joel Forrester's "People Like Us" band: People Like Us...No, Really (1995), People Like Us in Heaven (1997), People Like Us...Believe It (1998); Diva Big Band: Something's Coming (1995), Leave It To Diva (1996); Taj Mahal's: Like Never Before

Radio and television broadcasts: 
NPR's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center w/ the Billy Taylor Trio" Oct. 2001;
NPR's "Marylou Williams Women in Jazz" broadcast 2000;
NYC cable show "Jazzcorner" w/ quartet 1999

Film soundtracks:
Where or When, HBO film (late 1980s); Welcome To The Dollhouse (1997)

"Downbeat" Magazine - Downbeat Critic's Poll Winner, TDWR - August, 2002 (have been on TDWR list every year since '99)
"Women Who Rock" magazine - Spring 2002  - feature article (Michael Ross)
"Jazziz" magazine - July 2002  - in Bill Milkowski's "Band of Dreams" (Bill M)
"Jazziz" April 2002 - in Neil Tesser's "Traditions" column (Neil T)
"JazzImprov Magazine"  - long interview  - volume2, number4 2000 w(Eric Neymeyer)
"Downbeat" article 1999  "Players" section  (Ted Panken)
"All About Jazz Online" - long interview (w/ Brian Lunde)  August 2002
"Wanneroo Times" article around Fremantle Int'l JazzFest. January '02 (Bill Bennett)
Washington Post Weekend Magazine - article - 8/13/99 (Mike Joyce)
Monterey County Post - Pick of the Week - (Johnny Adams) 5/99
Billboard Magazine - article "Artists and Music" column (Steve Graybow) 4/24/99 websites for info:
CDNow.com - article
Allaboutjazz.com - interview

Downbeat TDWR '02
(nominated for jazz journalist award - "Best Baritone" '02 and "Best New Release '99")
Won the Downbeat critic's "Rising Star on Baritone" (formerly "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition") in '03

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