"Raphael is simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream…she always swings" Scott Yanow, writer, Allaboutjazz, LA Jazz record
"With influences of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, she is just one thing…a GREAT pianist" Ricky Miller, JazzUSA
"Raphael's swing is reminiscent of Oscar Peterson's and her voicings remind one of Bill Evans" Gerry Stonestreet, In Tune International
"Lenore Raphael is a wonderfully rhythmic pianist with creative ideas that don't stop" Sheila Tracy, Stage Magazine
A Steinway Concert Jazz Artist, and award winning jazz composer and clinician, Lenore Raphael has been called "Queen of swing" and "simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream" by jazz writer John Gilbert.
Lenore's internationally acclaimed performances include major jazz festivals and venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Jazz In The Sangres, Birdland, Ronnie Scott's (London), the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival, The Joy of Jazz festival Johannesburg, SA) Broward Center For the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale Florida and many more.
With 10 CDs on the Swingin' Fox label, her CD Class Act received TOP PICK for international releases for 2009 on CKUC. FM Canadian Radio network and the BBC network. Her 2010 recording Loverly was up for a GRAMMY nomination as best jazz instrumental.
Along the way she has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Jay Leonhart, Marlene VerPlanck, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Jack Wilkins, Giacomo Gates and many more.