Claire Martin & Ian Shaw
Celebrate the Easter Weekend with this pair of multi-award winning jazz singers, in this intimate and close-up show of classic duets from the jazz, pop, soul and show canon. You’ll hear Motown, Great American Songbook and singer-songwriter gems from these two old friends, whose live shows together have dazzled audiences from New York and China to Soho and Chelsea. Also expect some surprises from these unique artists’ lastest releases (Shaw’s ‘Greek Street Friday’ and Martin’s ‘I Watch You Sleep’).08:00pm Admission: £28.00.
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Artist Feature: Claire Martin, the Swedish connection
Claire recently sat down with Andrew Read for a ‘Jazz In Europe’ feature: “One of the main reasons for our conversation with Claire at this juncture was the exciting news of her upcoming album titled ‘Almost in your Arms’, and an extensive tour in collaboration with the trio led by Swedish-based multi-instrumentalist Martin Sjöstedt, set to be released in the Autumn of this year on Stunt Records.”
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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.
Easily the best British singer of her generation
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.
A wonderful example of the incredible talent we have here on our shores
The Arts Desk
Claire Martin créée une infusion de son magique de la musique jazz de chambre à partir d’un groupe éclectique d’auteurs-compositeurs.
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
Claire Martin is that rare vocal artist never afraid to push the lyrical envelope!
Jazz You Can Actually Like
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.