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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

Listed among The Sunday Times’ Records of the Year!

Claire Martin’s landmark album Believin’ it has been named on this very select list of The Sunday Times’ Records of the Year. The entry reads, “The Best jazz singer in Britain has produced in decades springs yet more surprises.”

In his review of Claire’s album back in April, critic Clive Davis described this album as “Her best yet…Her Swedish trio is all fire and ice, and, as ever, the material is anything but conventional…Sheer class.”

Claire Martin - Believin' it

Upcoming Concerts

Jan 2020
United Kingdom

Claire Martin & Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw and Friends returns to the Soho Pizza Express for Ian’s annual celebrations.
Jan 2020
United Kingdom

BBC Big Band feat. Claire Martin, OBE

Celebrating the Divas of Swing with the BBC Big Band.
07:30pm Admission: From £10.
Jan 2020
United Kingdom

Claire Martin’s Vocal Jazz Weekender

Claire Martin’s Jazz Vocal Weekender at the Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea. Featuring Norma Winstone 24th Emma Smith 25th Ian Shaw 26th
08:00pm Admission: £20.00.

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

  • Claire Martin - Believin' it
    Believin' it
  • Claire Martin & Jim Mullen '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
  • Claire Martin - Say It Isn't So
    Say It Isn't So

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.



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

The Arts Desk

Great Britain

Claire Martin


  • 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


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!



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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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