NEWS!! Now you can SEE and HEAR Lenore perform "live" on video at the EAST COAST JAZZ FESTIVAL. Simply go to her website and click on Multimedia. www.lenoreraphael.com.
"With influences of Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and even Thelonious Monk, she is just one thing...a GREAT pianist!"...Ricky Miller, JazzUSA
It has been said by jazz writer/critic John Gilbert that Lenore Raphael has a "love affair with the piano". Indeed she does.
Lenore Raphael has clearly listened and been influenced by the bebop greats of the bebop era of the 1940's. Influenced by Clifford Brown recordings of tunes like Jordu, Daahoud and Joy Spring, she has also absorbed much of the romanticism of the mainstream '50's, a la Bill Evans.
Lyricism and virtuosity plus originality abound in her style. Always upliftng and joyous, her music is "eminently listenable...the name that first comes to mind is Bill Evans"...G. Stonestreet, In Tune International
As one critic writes.."Every note glows and she is a powerful voice in jazz.
With role models like Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, she has assimilated all these styles, but "never slavishly imitates anyone."
Always swinging, always emotional and in touch with the tune, she interprets each tune with the composer's intent.
Being a composer herself, she has a feel for the right color in each song.
Lenore has a busy performance schedule and is selling out at concerts and festivals across the country.
She has been a featured artist at the East Coast Jazz Festival,(Rockville MD.) Panasonic Village Festival (NYC), Cape May Jazz Festival, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Keyport Jazz Festival, Gainesville Jazz & Blues festival, Scottsdale Yamaha Jazz Showcase, IAJE Jazz Showcase (Long Beach, CA) 15th Annual Jazz showcase (New Bern NC)and many more.
To find out if Lenore will be performing in your area, check www.lenoreraphael.com Tour schedule.
Her albums have been on "heavy" playlists on major jazz stations and she has been interviewed on many of them as well.
She is also an advocate for jazz education and has given workshops and performances at high schools and cultural venues. She is an outreach artist of the International Association for Jazz Education, was director of Project JOY, a jazz summer workshop at Montclair State College in New Jersey. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a workshop at your school