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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

Claire Martin OBE receives 2018 Gold Badge Award

We are thrilled to announce that Claire is recipient of the 2018 BASCA Gold Badge Award. The Gold Badge Awards are celebrating exceptional talent in the UK music industry and are awarded for contributions to the worlds of jazz and classical, film, television and theatre music, and songwriting on an annual basis.

Gold Badge Awards

Upcoming Concerts

Oct 2018
United Kingdom
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Claire Martin

An evening with Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe.
01225 860 100
Nov 2018
United Kingdom

Claire Martin

Claire Martin and Liane Carroll in concert with special guest Martin Shaw on trumpet.
07:30pm Admission: £15-35.
Nov 2018
United Kingdom

Claire Martin

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe in Concert ‘Just the Two of Us’.
07:30pm Admission: £35.

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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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Latest recordings

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

  • 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
  • Claire Martin - Too Much In Love To Care
    Too Much In Love To Care
  • Claire Martin - Witchcraft

Complete Discography

Claire Martin, OBE

Linn recording artist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin has spent the last 30 years honing the craft of jazz singing. To worldwide critical acclaim, she has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times along the way.

Thanks to her jazz-loving parents, Claire grew up in a household full of great music. After leaving stage school she became a professional singer at 19 and two years later she 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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