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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

Scott Dunn Celebrates Richard Rodney Bennet

I Watch You Sleep

with Claire Martin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Upcoming Concerts

19
Jul 2024
UK
Malton, Yorkshire
The Ryedale Festival

Claire Martin

An all-star line-up joins jazz legend Claire Martin to celebrate the music of Gershwin and the 100th anniversary of his Rhapsody in Blue – a piece that changed musical history. Join us for an evening of uplifting music and entertainment, featuring some of the best songs of all time. With Quentin Collins on trumpet and Karen Sharp on saxophone.
08:00pm Admission: £32.00.
01751 475777
25-26
Jul 2024
UK
London

Claire Martin and Rob Barron

Claire Martin with Rob Barron ‘Nice Work if You Can Get It’ – A tribute to George Gershwin. At The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea, London “Claire Martin ranks among the four or five finest jazz singers on the planet” — Jazz Times USA
08:00pm Admission: £30.00.
17
Aug 2024
UK
Edinburgh

‘Almost in your Arms’ Tour 2024

Renowned UK jazz vocalist and multi-award winner, Claire Martin OBE, reunites with her accomplished Swedish trio, led by the exceptional pianist and arranger Martin Sjöstedt, for their latest collaborative endeavor – ‘Almost in Your Arms’ (Stunt Records).
08:30pm Admission: £32.50.

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

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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.

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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 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.

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