Cláudia Franco is a jazz vocalist, composer and singing teacher.
In 2003 Cláudia fell in love with Jazz and started her jazz studies at Orfeão de Leiria (Conservatory of Arts), continued at the Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas, Escola Superior de Música de Lisbon and Superior School of Music and Performing Arts in Porto and took a specialization in Relationship Marketing.
In 2011, she began to compose her songs, recording some of these songs and some standards on her first album “Soul Dance” (2015), with Rui Caetano, João Custódio and Pedro Felgar. Which brought her the distinction “Troféu Afonso Lopes Vieira - Voz” by Jornal Região de Leiria. It premiered at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon and at Casa da Música in Porto.
In 2019, she presented “Praia Verde”, her original repertoire at the Music Festival in Leiria. She was a guest soloist with Orquestra das Beiras (Orchestra) for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Christmas concerts, and is a regular special guest on the project "Jazz and Poetry" by Manuel Lourenço and Nicolau Santos.
In 2022, she created an online community/international school – “Vocal Jazz Language” where she brings together and helps singers from all over the world in their artistic careers.
In 2023, Cláudia started a new musical project with guitarist and composer Filipe Duarte.