The “Queen of Swing” Lenore Raphael will bring her unique tones to Jazz London Radio. Lenore’s show plus interviews with the top American jazz musicians will fit nicely into our Classic Jazz slot. You will be able to hear Lenore’s show on Thursdays at 7pm and other times tbc. We hope you enjoy it.
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.
Lenore’s internationally acclaimed performances include major jazz festivals and venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Birdland, Ronnie Scott’s (London), the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival, The Joy of Jazz festival Johannesburg, SA
With 10 CDs on the Swingin’ Fox Music label, her CD “Class Act” received TOP PICK for international releases for 2009 on CKUC. FM Canadian Radio network and the BBC network.
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 Jazz Master Classes globally at such prestigious schools as The Edinburgh Conservatory, University of South Africa, Orange County School for the Arts, East Tennessee State University where she also ran the summer jazz piano camp, Montclair University in New Jersey where she was director of the summer jazz camp for 5 years.
She brings her years of experience performing and knowing these artists into her comfortable and informative and fun interview radio show “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot”.