Hollywood Romance with Claire Martin
This concert is sponsored by Richard H Powell and Partners
Get £2 off all adult and concession tickets by booking before 1st September.
Hollywood Romance is an entirely original project which brings together the Tippett String Quartet and some of London’s finest jazz musicians in collaboration with multi award-winning jazz singer and broadcaster Claire Martin. Together they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood with elegant, swinging settings of songs arranged by Callum Au and inspired by the legendary recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Sarah Vaughan.
Claire has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene, winning many awards including seven British Jazz Awards. She became a professional singer at 19 and sang at Ronnie Scott’s two years later. Signed to the prestigious Glasgow based Linn Records in 1990, she has since released 18 CDs, collaborating with musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stephane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jim Mullen. With her trio and cabaret duo Claire has been aclaimed all over the world and she has featured as soloist with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She has co-presented BBC Radio 3’s flag ship jazz program ‘Jazz Line Up’ since 2000 and was recently awarded an OBE for her services to jazz.
“Claire Martin ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”, Jazz Times USA
“Our finest jazz singer” Clive Davies, The Times