New York City-based flautist, composer and producer Claudia Hayden continues to move audiences to standing ovations with her rich tone, technic and charismatic stage presence.
Claudia's ability to play various genres of music with mastery is what sets her apart from the rest. Her blend of jazz, funk, soul and world music is breathtaking.
Hayden started playing flute and piano at 8 years old - she continued to study music with renowned jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste and flautist Kent Jordan.
In addition to Hayden's debut CD "Abstract", Claudia has written and produced music for a new project "The Spirit Speaks" an eclectic collection of Native American Flute/Meditative music aimed at centering the spirit and body. A blend of Native American Flute, Jazz and free improvisation.
Claudia's creative energies extend to writing and composing for television. She has composed original music for HBO, CBS, The Discovery Channel, Dora the Explorer, VH1, BET and TRU TV.
*Started playing flute & piano at age 8.
*Studied music with influential teacher| renowed avant-garde jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste and flautist Kent Jordan.
*BA in Television Broadcasting | Minor in Music | Masters in Communications