Claudia Knauer was born in Oakland, California. She says she doesn't remember much except darkness, then light, somebody spanked her, she started singing and has been singing ever since. After getting her degree in Theatre from The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Claudia hit the road and started singing R&R, Pop, Motown, New Wave, R&B, Jazz and too many Lounge Lizard gigs to mention. In addition to her singing telegrams Claudia sings with two 18 piece Big Band Swing Bands in Portland, Oregon: Jumptown Big Band (jumptownbigband.com) and The Prankster’s Big Band (www.prankstersbigband.net). In addition Claudia sings with "Partners in Swing", a duo with the incredible and amazing Sax player Al Zion (Harry James, Buddy Rich, Anita O'day to name just a few), specializing in Retirement Homes. Claudia often sings with other bands for fun and loves to sing at benefits and celebration of life events.