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//  Origin:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
//  Genres:  Jazz/Funk & World
//  Website:  claudiahayden.com

Claudia Hayden is an American flautist, producer, composer, and national recording artist, whose original jazz and funk rhythms have been heard internationally. Her most recent 2021 release, “Central Park West” is climbing the Billboard charts with spins on SiriusXM Watercolors and numerous other digital platforms. Renowned for her impeccable tone, full-range technical expertise and creativity, this musician bridges classical genres to a world sound. A trailblazer, educated by pioneering artists, Claudia commands multiple styles with mastery. Her debut album, “Abstract,” was followed by another original CD, “The Spirit Speaks,” a sonically rich blend of Native American Flute, Jazz, and free improvisation. Centering the spirit and the body in these jazz-infused meditative tracks, Claudia’s musicianship reaches new levels in the versatile work inspired by the Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai. Working in sound across mediums and industries,


Hayden has composed original music for major broadcasting networks such as, HBO, CBS, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET, and TRU TV. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native learned piano and flute as a child, studying under masters like the acclaimed jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste and flutist Kent Jordan. Blending the sounds of classical with contemporary jazz, Hayden also incorporates musical elements from her background and education at the Historically Black College, Southern University, which is evident in her popular marching band composition, “Jaguars on the Prowl.”