Claire Daly

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Claire Daly (born 1958), baritone saxophonist and composer.

Daly began to play jazz as a teen after hearing a big band perform at a community center in Westchester County, New York, where she grew up. She attended Berklee College of Music. She teaches through Jazz at Lincoln Center's middle school jazz program.

Daly has won the Down Beat Critics' Poll "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" six times and in 2005 won the Jazz Journalists Association's "Baritone Saxophonist of the Year".


  • 1999 Swing Low (Koch)
  • 2002 Movin' On (Koch)
  • 2004 Lord Help Us All (Daily Bread)
  • 2011 Mary Joyce Project: Nothing to Lose (Daily Bread)
  • 2012 Baritone Monk (North Coast Brewing)
  • 2015 2648 West Grand Boulevard - Claire Daly (Glass Beach Jazz)

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