Fay Claassen - 25th Anniversary Album

Fay Live

About The Album

In 2022, Dutch jazz vocalist Fay Claassen celebrates a career milestone, 25 years in the music business. To mark this milestone Jazz Impuls in conjunction with Challenge Records will release a special box set comprised of 2 LP’s and 8 CD’s along with an extensive liner notes presented in the accompanying 20 page booklet.

This special release includes more than 8 previously unreleased live concert recordings (1 per CD) ranging from her long term duo with pianist Cor Bakker through to performances with renowned orchestras and big bands such as The Metropole Orchestra and the WDR Big Band to mention just a few. The 2 LP’s included with the set feature a selection of tracks curated from the CD’s as well as 6 Bonus tracks that appear exclusively on the LP’s. This comprehensive project was conceived by Producer Paul Heller, Bob Hagen from the Jazz Impuls foundation and of course Fay herself. The proceeds of this project will go to two charities that are close to Fay’s heart, “Kika Kinderen Kankervrij” and “Stichting Alzheimer Nederland.

There is little doubt that Fay Claassen has earned her stripes in the Dutch jazz scene as well as building a strong reputation internationally. During her career she has performed throughout Europe with many of the jazz worlds top ensembles…

Buy Fay Live

Fay Live is now available. The album includes 8 CD’s and 2 LP’s along with an extensive liner notes presented in the accompanying 20 page booklet (See Below). Fay Live presents 8 previously unreleased live concert recordings documenting the many milestones in Fay’s professional career over the last 25 years. These concert’s present Fay with many of Europe’s most prestigious ensembles including The WDR Big Band and The Metropole Orchestra along with performances with her own band, guest performances with many of Europe’s leading jazz musicians and in Duo with her long time collaborator Cor Bakker.

View the Album Booklet

The Tour

Tour Dates

Featuring: Fay Claassen Band & the Peter Beets New Jazz Orchestra

Featuring: The Fay Claassen Band

Featuring: Fay Claassen with the Peter Beets New Jazz Orchestra

Featuring: The Fay Claassen Band

Fay Live Anniversary Tour

To celebrate the release of this special album, Fay will play a series of special concerts in the Netherlands. Joining Fay for these concerts will be Fay’s longtime band featuring Karel Boehlee – Piano, Keyboards, Peter Tiehuis – Guitar, Theo de Jong – Electric Bass, Martijn Vink – Drums and for the concerts at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Tivoli, Fay will also be joined by the Peter Beets, New Jazz Orchestra.

About Fay Claassen

Dutch jazz powerhouse, Fay Claassen is one of the best known and versatile jazz vocalist in the Netherlands and widely seen as one of the best in Europe. Have won many prestigious awards Fay can regally be seen as guest soloist with renowned ensembles and Big Band such as the Metropole Orchestra, The Danish Radio Big Band, The WDR Big Band, The Brussels Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw to name just a few. Fay sings with sophistication, elegance and subtlety and has the ability to create the definitive version of each song she sings creating an experience that touches the heart.

The list of legends in jazz that Fay has collaborated with reads as a who’s who of jazz and includes Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, Bob Brookmeyer, Vince Mendoza, Paquito D’Rivera, Tom Harrell, James Carter and many more. The American magazine CADENCE hit the nail on the head when stated that “Fay Claassen is to singing what Audrey Hepburn was to the movies: elegant and graceful”.

“This abum shows that Fay Claassen is without doubt one of the best jazz vocalists of our time"

Jan Veldman

Jazz In Europe

"Claassen has consistently displayed her qualities, notably her impeccable phrasing and relaxed swing."

Bruce Crowther

Jazz Journal UK

"Fay Claassen sings straight from her heart and knows exactly how to touch the listener deep in their soul."

Cyriel Pluimakers

Jazzenzo Magazine

"...She can touch your heart like no other with her beautiful and meaningful interpretations."

NRC Handelsblad

"Dutch Jazz Diva Fay Claassen is a truly phenomenal singer“

Paquito D’Rivera


Contact Us

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    For more information about the project please contact Bob Hagen at Stichting Jazz Impuls:

    Middendijk 61
    7397 ND Nijbroek

    Phone: O571 292434
    Email: bob@jazzimpuls.nl
    Website: www.jazzimpuls.nl

    For Press Enquiries please contact

    Angelique van Os
    Email: angeliquevanos@gmail.com