Jazz pianist Lenore Raphael is not only "one of the best pianists in the jazz art form...she always swings" (John Gilbert, JazzReview) but is also a composer worth recognizing.
Her tunes are melodic, straight-ahead and creative and she has won ASCAP popular awards for them.
Her lyrics are interesting, expressing humor at once and then human emotions in simple, straightforward language.
As a national touring musician she has performed all over the USA and is receiving rave reviews from critics for her ability to express the meaning of every tune.
Her motto is "keep it simple and let the music speak for itself".
Other CD's by Lenore are "Reflections", "Wingin' It" and "A Beautiful Friendship".
These CD's have reached top 10 playlists on jazz stations around the country, and top #7 on XM Satellite real jazz.
Lenore performs many of these originals at her concerts.
She has performed at Dizzy's Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz In The Sangres festival, East COast Jazz Festival, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival with Dr. Richard Allen Williams group Raw Sugar, East Tennessee State University fall jazz fest with Dr. David Champouillon and the Jazz Doctors,Gainesville Jazz Society, Blowing Rock Jazz Society, Steinway Jazz Showcase, and many more.
She was a guest on Marian McPartland's Piano jazz, and a finalist in SONY's Search for a jazz star.
She has performed with such well-known artists as John Pizzarelli, Vic Juris, Mike Richmond, Gianpaulo Biagi, Clark Terry, Al Grey, Hilliard Greene, Rudy Lawless, Ken Peplowski, bassist Delbert Felix, Pat O'Leary, Mark Vinci and many more.