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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

“Our finest jazz singer”

The Times

2018 British Jazz Award for Best Vocalist goes to Claire Martin OBE

Taking the pulse of the nation’s jazz fans in deciding the outstanding musicians, bands and album releases over the last twelve months, the British Jazz Awards continue to provide a valuable form of recognition for the best in the UK’s Jazz scene. Claire is especially honored to make this year’s top spot in the company of the wonderful Clare Teal, Tina May, Georgia Mancio and Sarah Dowling.

Upcoming Concerts

Apr 2019
United Kingdom

Claire Martin

As part of the 2019 ‘Divas’ series, Claire appears with Jim Mullen and Mike Gorman.
08:00pm Admission: 20.00.
May 2019
United Kingdom
Wavendon, Milton Keynes

Claire Martin

Claire Martin takes to the road to celebrate the release of her eagerly awaited 20th album ‘Believin’ It’, released by Linn Records in May 2019.
08:00pm Admission: 17.50.
01908 280800
May 2019
United Kingdom

Claire Martin

London CD launch of Claire’s 20th release on Linn Records ‘Believin’ It’.
08:00pm Admission: 20.00-45.00.

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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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Latest recordings

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

  • Claire Martin - The Waiting Game
    The Waiting Game
  • Claire Martin - Devil May Care
    Devil May Care
  • Claire Martin - Old Boyfriends
    Old Boyfriends
  • Claire Martin - Offbeat
  • Claire Martin - Make This City Ours
    Make This City Ours

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

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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