Welcome To Clarice Assad's Website

Brazilian-American composer, vocalist and pianist.
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Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a serious triple threat," Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy nominated composer, performer and educator of musical depth and ability.   Carefully crafted colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, from symphonic to chamber music, avant garde to Brazilian genres and French chanson.  As a performer, Assad often appears on piano and explores the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative textures and extended techniques into her music.   An avid educator, she is the founder of VOXploration, an award winning research-based outreach program which continuously touches the lives of many people.  Clarice's mission is to connect, inspire and empower people through music.

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Clarice joins this summer's GENESIS AT THE CROSSROADS Program in Chicago, IL.
Genesis at the Crossroads uses the arts as a vehicle for peace-building,
creating and implementing innovative performance, arts-integrated education and humanitarian programs worldwide. Read More. | Related Articles
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From the 17th of September to the 12th of October, Clarice Assad will be the artist in residence with Jazz Denmark. Assad will lead workshops, masterclasses and perform with several stellar local musicians in the local scene. More Info at the Jazz Danmark website.
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SECOND INVERSION, is a 24/7 online stream, blog, and community dedicated to rethinking classical music with cross-genre and experimental new works. Assad’s music is being featured during our 24-hour Women in (New) Music Marathon on Wednesday, March 8th in honor of International Women’s Day! Help us spread the word about the marathon and tune in to Second Inversion on March 8th to hear your music and discover more new works by other women composers from around the world!
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An intimate, organic and exciting live show that makes one feel as if they were part of the crowd in one of the country's oldest clubs, the Deer Head Inn. Get a copy.
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The best pieces of art have a three-dimensional feel to them. Whether you’re looking at it ten years after inception, as a companion piece to a film, or simply an album’s artwork, the total picture of the music is essential. Such is the case with the seminal bossa/samba album, 1965’s Getz/Gilberto. Now, not much can be said of this record that hasn’t been said already. However, it’s the ideal example of three-dimensional art. Just looking at the original artwork on the cover, an expressionist painting by Olga Albizu, you’re thrown into the world of the impeccable tunes that introduced Brazilian music to an entire continent. Read More on American Composers Forum
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The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru
Special guest artists include Dame Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Gemma New (conductor), Clarice Assad (piano/vocals), Keita Ogawa (percussion), Jason Hardink (piano), and Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone). More

"Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime"


"… a talent quite beyond compare. "


"Vibrant, gear-shifting...a charismatic singer "

- The New York Times

"Dazzling Vocal Soloist "

- LA Times
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