Making music is a big part of my life
Before I had children I was a professional musician/vocalist in Sydney. When my daughter was born I realised that most of my gigs would be at night or on weekends. Either my children or my career would suffer and I chose to let go of my career.
When Wanja (my Reiki Master) stayed with us in 1994, she told me to sing again and so I started. Getting back into performing I found myself moving towards jazz and when we moved to Northern NSW I joined a Klezmer band (KaOZ Klezmer) and sang with them for four years. After I left the band I began to do more jazz gigs.
"I'm Afraid the Masquerade is Over" is a a soft, haunting jazz ballad recorded with Steve Russell, a pianist who I have the great good fortune to sing with. We recorded it as a promo for a gig at the Lismore Jazz Club in Lismore. My trio for the gig included an incredible bass player - Thierry Fossmale. A cd of the trio will be ready for release later this year.
"Undoing World" was written by Tony Kushner and is from an album - "Oy! KaOZ Klezmer Live" recorded before a live audience in the Starcourt Theatre, Lismore on Sept.15th 2001 - four days after Sept 11th. The band did a couple of warm up numbers, and then I came on stage. My first realisation was that I was in front of an audience in shock. By the end of the evening people were alive again.
I have three projects in the pipeline: a cd of the Lismore Jazz Club concert, an album of Jewish songs recorded with Steve and a concert (in Sydney) with acclaimed pianist and composer Yitzhak Yedid to be recorded live for a cd.
Keep watching if you're interested. Much more to come:)
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Liora Lalita Claff ~ ~ ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ ~ ~ ~ ph: The Reiki Room: +61 2 6624 4216