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2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards "Album of the Year"

Songs And Stories

Callum Au & Claire Martin

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"She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet"

Jazz Times USA

"Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin... she's one of the crown jewels of the jazz world."

All About Jazz

Seth MacFarlane & Claire Martin at BBC Proms

Upcoming Concerts

14-15
Oct 2022
United Kingdom
Barbican, London

Claire Martin and Nikki Iles

Three’s Company – Claire Martin with Nikki Iles and the legendary bassist Dave Green.
08:00pm Admission: £25.00.
0207 796 9777
03
Nov 2022
United Kingdom
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Claire Martin w/ the Dave Newton Trio

Claire Martin with Dave Newton Trio and special guest Alex Garnett
08:00pm
01284 758000
04-05
Nov 2022
United Kingdom
London

Claire Martin w/ the Dave Newton Trio

Claire Martin with Dave Newton, Jeremy Brown and Steve Brown plus special guest Alex Garnett. As part of the JBGB Divas series.
08:00pm Admission: £35.00.

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Blood Sweat and Sequins

In an exclusive 30min interview, Claire talks with composer, lyricist & comic entertainer Ty Jeffries about his fascinating life journey from Pinewood to Hollywood. The intimate conversation was recorded at the Crazy Coqs in London’s West End.

2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Claire Martin is absolutely thrilled to receive the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Award in the “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” – her first in this category – made even more special by sharing a shortlist with high-calibre peers.

CLAIRE MARTIN (official promo, © Kenny McCracken)

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Claire Martin has released more than 20 albums on the prestigious Glasgow based Linn Records label.

  • Songs And Stories
    Songs And Stories
  • Claire Martin - Believin' it
    Believin' it
  • Claire Martin & Jim Mullen 'Bumpin''
    Bumpin'
  • Claire Martin - We've Got A World That Swings
    We've Got A World That Swings
  • Claire Martin, Time and Place
    Time And Place

Complete Discography

Claire Martin, OBE

Linn recording artist Claire Martin has to worldwide critical acclaim established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards eight times during her career which spans over three decades. In 2018 she was the proud recipient of the BASCA Gold Badge Award for her contribution to jazz.

Claire became a professional singer at 19 and two years later realised her dream of singing at Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club in London Soho. Signed to the prestigious Glasgow based Linn Records in 1990, Claire has since released 18 CDs with the label, collaborating with musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stephane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jim Mullen on many of these recordings.

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Easily the best British singer of her generation

The Times

Great Britain

There are few, if any, finer jazz singers than Claire Martin. She’s certainly the best the U.K. has produced, with her cunning mix of straight-ahead purity and interpretive legerdemain.

JazzTimes

USA

A wonderful example of the incredible talent we have here on our shores

The Arts Desk

Great Britain

Claire Martin

videos

  • Claire Martin & Jim Mullen
    Close Enough for Love - LIVE
  • Claire Martin, OBE with Seth MacFarlane at the Royal Albert Hall
    This Can’t Be Love
    With Seth MacFarlane, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London – August 2015
  • Claire Martin, OBE at Ronnie Scott's
    Here’s To Life
    A Tribute to Shirley Horn at Ronnie Scott’s, London, January 2017
  • I Got Lost In His Arms
    Claire Martin at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC, 2014
  • Claire Martin - Believin' it
    Claire Martin - Believin' it
    official album launch video
  • Claire Martin, OBE at Ronnie Scott's
    Return To Paradise
    A Tribute to Shirley Horn at Ronnie Scott’s, London, January 2017
  • Claire Martin, OBE with Jim Mullen
    Close Enough For Love
    Claire Martin and Jim Mullen in session at Jazz FM, March 2017
  • Claire Martin at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC
    I Keep Going Back To Joe’s
    Claire Martin at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC, 2014
  • Claire Martin and Jim Mullen
    Claire Martin and Jim Mullen

Claire Martin créée une infusion de son magique de la musique jazz de chambre à partir d’un groupe éclectique d’auteurs-compositeurs.

Le BabillART

France

Ms. Martin’s many admirers will not be surprised by the impact she makes with her cool approach, and newcomers to her art will find a reason to believe.

Deep Roots Magazine

USA

Claire Martin is that rare vocal artist never afraid to push the lyrical envelope!

Bop-N-Jazz

USA

Jazz You Can Actually Like

Claire Martin and Pete Long’s Croydon Omelette podcast

Cooked up in Croydon. Friends for more years than either care to remember, Claire Martin and Pete Long whip up a frothy mix of musical gems and fascinating insights from their shared love of jazz music past and present. Served with sparkling repartee and a generous dollop of humour.