Claudia Vilella

Claudia Villela‘s haunting improvisations and her surprising five-octave range have earned her a following at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Jazz at Filoli, Yoshi’s, and Kimball’s. Audiences are drawn to the dimension and playfulness of her jazz singing, which has its own memorable character. As San Francisco Examiner jazz critic Phil Elwood put it, “Villela actually dances with her voice on top of Brazilian beats.”