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"She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet"

Jazz Times USA

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“…touching, clever, beautifully poised and deceptively casual-sounding.” (The Observer)

  • 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

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 is that rare vocal artist never afraid to push the lyrical envelope!



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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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



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