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Fay Claassen (vocals) Fay recorded her own albums together with many international musicians such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemands, and she was invited as soloist for many CD recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.
She cooperated with well known conducters and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was rewarded with The Golden Record for her double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker. Jazz Times USA wrote about this cd: ’An Astonishing Album’, Down Beat: ‘A mega-production with extremely solo contributions’.
In the Winners Poll of All About Jazz USA the album was proclaimed as ‘Best Vocal Album of the Year’. Moreover, for other albums Fay received a Grammy longlistnomination and an Edison Award. In 2011 her succesfully cd SING! with the WDR Big Band and the WDR Rundfunk Orchester conducted and arranged by Michael Abene was presented. As guest soloist Fay was often invited by the Metropole Orkest and Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Her effortless skill of improvisation not only brought her on stages in Europe, but also in Japan, China and the U.S.A.

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Symphonic Stories
Fay Claassen | Residentie Orkest the Hague
Fay Live (2LP | 8CD sleeve)
Fay Claassen
Dutch Songbook
Fay Claassen
Luck Child
Fay Claassen
Live at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Fay Claassen & Trio Peter Beets
Sing!
Fay Claassen
The Shakespeare Album
Ilja Reijngoud, Fay Claassen, Martijn van Iterson, Marius Beets, Marcel Serierse, Paul Heller
Red, Hot & Blue
Fay Claassen
Two Portraits of Chet Baker
Fay Claassen
Specially arranged for Fay
Fay Claassen
Two Portraits of Chet Baker Vol. 1
Fay Claassen
Two Portraits of Chet Baker Vol. 2
Fay Claassen
In Exile of Dreams
Ivan Paduart Quartet
A Night at the Music Village
Ivan Paduart
Faces of China
Tony Overwater
Both sides
Loet van der Lee Quartet

Videos

Fay Claassen & Combo - The Touch Of Your Lips
Fay Claassen - Too Darn Hot
Fay Claassen - Anything Goes
Fay Claassen - The making of Red, Hot & Blue
Fay Claassen Interview
Fay Claassen, Thuisband - If I ever loose my faith
Fay Claassen - the making of - SING!
Fay Claassen - 23 september 2010 - DWDD - Voor aanvang (extra opname)
Fay Claassen - 23 september 2010 De Minuut - DWDD
Fay Claassen - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby