To launch The London Jazz Festival at St.James, we present Claire Martin, the undisputed First Lady of British Jazz, awarded the OBE in 2011.
Growing up in a musical family she quickly embraced the music of Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, developing her unique style that has won BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist and a 6-times winner of best singer at the British Jazz Awards. Her performing credits span Europe, Asia and USA appearing at New York’s Lincoln Centre. Her 17 albums, especially those with Martin Taylor, Stephane Grappelli and Richard Rodney Bennett are must haves in any collection.
Accompanying Claire are Gareth Williams -piano and from Sweden Martin Sjostedt -double bass & Daniel Fredricksson – drums
‘Claire Martin is one of our finest jazz divas’ Jonathan Baz Reviews