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Claire Martin Live in the UK
Claire Martin performs songs from her new album "A Modern Art" on her UK tour, which sees the First Lady of British Jazz perform in Brighton, Bath, London, Gateshead, Wavendon, Dorking, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Swansea and Cambridge.
Claire Martin is one of the jewels of the UK jazz scene. With a breathtaking ability to inhabit a lyric and bring songs to life, she appears in support of her new Linn album "A Modern Art". Expect stylishly re-worked and much loved standards by Cy Coleman and Rodgers and Hart, sassy originals and modern classics from Esbjorn Svensson, Michael Franks and Donald Fagan, all expertly played by Martin's world-class trio: Gareth Williams on piano, Laurence Cottle on bass and Chris Dagley on drums.
Claire is fresh from a hugely successful run at New York's Oak Room, which had the New York Times lauding her Subtle, beautifully acted interpretations and the New York Observer acclaiming Run, don't walk to the Algonquin. Do not miss this chance to see Britain's five-times BBC Best Vocalist winner live in concert.
Claire Martin September dates (click here for all dates)
Brighton Jazz Club: 11th September 2009, 8.00pm.
To buy tickets you can telephone 01273 647100 or book online at the Brighton Jazz Club website.
Komedia, Bath: Sunday 13th September 2009, 8.30pm.
To buy tickets you can telephone 0845 293 8480 (Tues to Sat 12noon - 6pm) or book online at the Komedia Bath website.
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London: 14th and 15th September 2009, 8.30pm. "A Modern Art" Album Launch
To buy tickets you can telephone 020 7439 0747 or book online at the Ronnie Scott's website.
The Sage, Gateshead: 19th September 2009, 8.00pm.
To buy tickets you can telephone 0191 443 4661 or book online at The Sage website.
The Stables, Wavendon: 27 September 2009, 8.00pm.
To buy tickets you can telephone 01908 280800 or book online at The Stables website.
- Beautifully delivered with trademark cool-school virtuosity by Martin. The Metro
- Her versions of such urbane numbers as Everything I've Got Belongs to You by Rodgers and Hart and Cy Coleman's Everybody Today is Turning On are utterly assured. The Times
- Claire Martin has always been a talented and exciting singer, but with this album, she gives evidence of both maturity and being at one with her art. Jazzwise