Claire Ritter is the author of over 200 compositions, most of which have been published and recorded; and performed in festivals, concert halls, and museums in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Her work has been the subject of numerous publications & radio interviews on WGBH Boston, WHRB Harvard University, WBUR Boston, & WFAE Charlotte, and has been recorded on European labels Soul Note , HatArt, and the independent label, Zoning Recordings, founded in Boston in honor of a major work by Mary Lou Williams. Ritter's compositions have been recorded by internationally acclaimed jazz artists including Steve Swallow, Dave Holland, Ran Blake, Dominique Eade, Stan Strickland, Ricky Ford, Jon Metzger, and Franz Koglmann, as well as performed in concert halls including Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Festival/NEC, American Women Composers, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Brandeis University, New England Conservatory Jazz-Thirdstream Festival, Josef Matthias Haur Konservatorium, Osterreichischen Museum in Europe, Multicultural Arts Center in Boston, Queens University, 2014 Charlotte New Music Festival, and CPCC 21st Century New Music Series and Tate Hall Music Series 2014 to name a few.
Ritter's discography includes 11 CDs/ 1 DVD recording on Zoning Recording. Visit www.claireritter.com or www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Ritter.
Southern Arts Federation Artist Profile Recording 1993 North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship 1999 Charlotte Arts & Science Council Artist Grants 2000 Charlotte Arts & Science Council Cultural Grant/Artistic Direct- ComposersCharlotte 2000 Charlotte Arts & Science Council Artist Grant 2006 Charlotte Arts & Science Council Artist Grant 2014
- Castles In The Air & River Of Joy by Glenn Astarita
- Greener Than Blue by Dan McClenaghan
- Waltzing The Splendor by Dan McClenaghan
- The Streams Of Pearls Project by Bruce Lindsay
- Soho Solo by Dan McClenaghan
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May 10, 2011
"Applying splashes of color, dabs of contrast and subtly adjusting tempo and dynamics to create masterful soundscapes" - Nancy Ann Lee, JazzTimes.
"direct, succinct, & skillful - like the NC born pianist/composer Thelonious Monk's style" - Owen Cordle, writer for JazzTimes/ Raleigh News & Observer
Willing to teach
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Claire Ritter Studio Teaching Classical, Jazz, Songwriting, Improvisation All levels, specializing in new music performance
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
The Streams Of Pearls...
Waltzing The Splendor
Greener Than Blue
Castles in the Air