Claire Martin and Jim Mullen’s ‘Full House’

Celebrating the music of Wes Montgomery

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Last Show: Sunday 1 st July 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of perhaps the most celebrated and iconic guitarist in jazz history,  Wes Montgomery. The self taught Grammy winning legend left an amazing body of work during his short life time which ended tragically early.  Award winning UK jazz musicians - vocalist Claire Martin and guitarist Jim Mullen - pay their special tribute to this hugely influential and important jazz musician. Featuring classic Montgomery tunes such as ‘Full House’,  ‘Road Song’ and ‘Bumpin’ – Claire and Jim will also revisit some of the quintessential standard songs that Montgomery played throughout his career such as ‘Willow Weep for Me’, ‘If You Could See Me Now’ and ‘Goin’ out of My Head’.

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“Our Finest Jazz singer” (The Times)

“Jim Mullen exudes creative vigour” (The Herald)

Claire Martin, awarded OBE for her Services to Jazz in 2011 and winner of the British Jazz Awards on six occasions over her 30 year career is a Linn recording artist with 20 albums to her name and a BBC broadcaster. Artist Director of the now established South Coast Jazz Festival, her performances range from orchestral concerts at the Proms, to intimate cabaret style shows in a duo setting.  Her partnership with legendary Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen goes back over three decades and joined by these worldclass Danish musicians, this celebration of the music of Wes Montgomery promises to be swinging top drawer artistry.

Band Lineup

Jim Mullen (guitar)

Mads Baerentzen (piano)

Thomas Ovesen (bass)

Kristian Leth (drums)