Claire Martin Quartet featuring Jim Mullen

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Claire's collaboration with legendary Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen goes back over 30 years and during that time they have collaborated on award winning albums as well as performing at sell out concerts throughout Europe. Their shared love of the Great American Songbook and singers such as Shirley Horn and Donny Hathaway have kept their repertoire classy and soulful and these concerts will include songs by Cole Porter, Gershwin and Jimmy Van Heusen.

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“She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet.”

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Claire Martin OBE has performed all over the world over the last 30 years and has been named "one of the top four jazz singers on the planet" by Jazz Times magazine. She has been performing professionally since she was 19 years old, and just two years later she achieved her dream of singing at Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club in London’s Soho district. Since then, she has released 22 albums including collaborations with prominent musicians such as Martin Taylor, Bill Charlap, and Kenny Barron, as well as having been part of an intimate and celebrated duo with the famed composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett up until his passing in 2012. Claire has also been a featured soloist with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She has received seven British Jazz Awards, including two “Best Vocalist” prizes in 2009 and 2010, and another for 2012’s Best Jazz Release: Too Much In Love To Care, a collaboration with Kenny Barron which received universal acclaim and for which the Jazz Journal called her “one of the finest jazz vocalists in the world today.” Claire Martin has worked with legendary Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen for 30 years. He has also been recognized with several British Music Awards, including “Best Guitarist” in 1994, 1996, and 2000.  These concerts at the beloved PizzaExpress Dean Street will be swinging and intimate with some stylish reworkings from the Great American Songbook and beyond.

Band Line Up

Claire Martin (vocals)

Jim Mullen (guitar)

Laurence Cottle (bass)

Steve Brown (dums)