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Claire Phillips writes, performs and teaches music in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a BA in Music from UC-Santa Cruz, a masters in Contemporary Music Studies in Composition from the University of Sheffield (England). She also studied jazz at the American School of Modern Music in Paris for 2 years. Ms. Phillips has participated in summer music programs with the Stanford Jazz Workshop and at Berklee College of Music and studied with mentors of hers including Paul Contos, Ray Brown, Harry Skoler, and Phil Hilfiker.

Ms. Phillips has performed in the US, France and England in a large range of ensembles as both leader and side-woman for over 10 years. She is currently playing soprano sax and flute in an Oakland-based Klezmer band, Hernandez Hideaway and is proud of founding, conducting and managing the Low Flying Big Band, aka the Sheffield University Jazz Orchestra, which is still running successfully today.

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