Power woman of jazz, Fay Claassen, is one of the most versatile singers in the Netherlands and belongs to the European top. Fay is known as a musical phenomenon for her penetrating voice, elegance and delicacy.

Fay has released 10 studio albums and toured Europe and Asia during her career. She has been frequently accompanied and asked by famous guest soloists (Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, Paquito D'Riviera, David Linx) and arrangers (Vince Mendoza, Ivan Paduart, Michael Abene, Bob Brookmeyer). She has also been a guest with renowned big bands and orchestras, from the Metropole Orkest, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, WDR Big Band, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw to the Residentie Orkest. A new album will soon be released with the latter.

Fay Claassen has been awarded prestigious (inter)national music prizes. She received a Gold Record, a number 1 rating in the All About Jazz critics poll for Best Jazz Vocal Album and the Chet Baker Award for Two Portraits of Chet Baker. She received a Grammy pre-nomination for 'Best Jazz Vocal Album' for her record Red Hot & Blue. In 2022, she won her fourth Edison Jazz Award for the 10-piece album Fay Live, featuring previously unreleased live recordings in celebration of her 25th anniversary.

With her Fay Claassen Band she will present her own new work and material from her jubilee album during Amersfoort World Jazz.

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