Urban Jazz – a fusion of timeless Jazz standards, Swing, Latin, Pop and soulful sounds of Rhythm & Blues. Claire interprets classics from the repertoires of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf, to name but a few virtuosos. JAZZFORIA performs in popular Toronto venues located in Little Italy, the Beaches, the Danforth, High Park and in the heart of the city; including performances at weddings, corporate events, private parties and award shows. Fine entertainment tailored to bars, restaurants, lounges and special occasions.
CLAIRE RILEY, VOCALIST
Claire’s artistic portfolio also includes acting in theatre, TV & film in both French and English productions. Her talents also include voice-overs and narration. She is right at home performing as event emcee, presenter and commentator. Claire is a passionate jazz vocalist and is happy to perform with some of Toronto’s most talented, renowned musicians. She interprets timeless Jazz standards in English, French and Spanish. Claire continues to expand her artistic expression and creative horizons, embracing the adage, “Music is food for the soul.”
ANTHONY ABBATANGELI, GUITAR
Anthony has been playing guitar in a variety of ensembles for the past 30 years ranging from Folk to Rock and Blues to Jazz. He has been performing in bars, lounges, restaurants, as well as weddings and boat cruises around Toronto. Anthony’s guitar playing emits influences such as Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Pat Metheny, and Jim Hall. He plays an Epiphone guitar, Emperor II Joe Pass Model.