A Steinway Concert Jazz Artist, and award winning jazz composer and clinician, Lenore Raphael has been called “Queen of swing” and “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream” by jazz writer John Gilbert.
With a heavy tour schedule internationally, Lenore has performed at major jazz festivals and venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Panasonic Village Jazz Festival (NYC), Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Jazz In The Sangres, Birdland, Ronnie Scott’s (London), the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival and many more.
With 7 CDs on the Swingin’ Fox label, her 2013 release “Loverly” with renowned guitarist Howard Alden, was up for a GRAMMY nomination.
Along the way she has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Jay Leonhart, Marlene VerPlanck, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Jack Wilkins, Giacomo Gates and many more.
As a jazz teacher and clinician, Lenore has done highly acclaimed Jazz Master Classes at universities, conservatories and performing art centers internationally,
Lenore has her own radio show “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot” on www.purejazzradio.com, where she has interviewed and performed with some of the top jazz artists today.