Claire Martin, accompanied by David Newton, with his trio, are the most awarded U.K. jazz musicians. They come together with their guest Alex Garnett, to conclude our 2022 Jazz Divas series, with two evenings of compelling performances. Sit back and enjoy, not only their brilliant individual musical talents, but also their integrated skills, reacting and responding with improvised magic.
Claire Martin is an established tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times along the way.
Claire has released 18 must have CD’s and performed all over the world with her trio and, worked extensively with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in an intimate cabaret duo setting in England and USA.
No stranger to The Pheasantry where she sold out in our 2019 Series, Claire opened the 2015 London Jazz Festival; sang in the 2016 Jazz Divas series; sold out Ronnie Scotts with her Swedish trio to wide acclaim, and has performed “Just the Two of Us” concerts with Joe Stilgoe at St James Theatre and Pizza Express Jazz Club on Dean Street. Her most recent Three’s Company show with Iain Mackenzie and David Newton at Crazy Coqs was an outstanding success.
Awarded the OBE for her services to jazz.
Claire’s new album “Believin It” is a stunning showcase as this video taste proves.
"Our finest jazz singer” – Clive Davis, The Times
David Newton, is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning jazz pianist – 13 times winner of the Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.
Whilst the most in demand accompanist for singers and instrumentalists alike, and the band member most often selected to appear with jazz greats, David is also his own soloist and creative master. He is not only able to swing with a hard driving left hand but also perform delightful heartfelt ballads vowing the most romantic feelings.
His solo recordings of “Tea for Two”, “Sweet Lorraine”, “They Can't Take That Away From Me”, “Have You Met Miss Jones” & “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, among many others, are already collectors items.
David played through the lockdown and here with a stylish, very jazzy up tempo “Luck Be A Lady”
“If you like Bill Evans, Art Tatum and Errol Garner, wait till you hear and be amazed by David Newton” – The Hoste of Jazz
Claire and David’s guest Alex Garnett, is on of our most in demand and highly rated jazz saxophonists. Alex has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way.
Joining Claire, David and Alex to complete this all star quintet are the outstanding musicians Jeremy Brown – double bass and British Jazz Award winning Best Drummer Steve Brown.
These two concerts will be “must attend evenings”, not only for song devotees, pianists and jazz aficionados, but also for all music lovers who just want to hear great music performed by great musicians.
The Jazz Divas are back, in their spiritual home of The Pheasantry, on London’s King’s Road Chelsea, for their fourth and biggest ever series
For 12- nights, across Spring and Autumn 2022, JBGB Events present the UK’s greatest jazz singers in this compelling, intimate, Jazz Cabaret, venue, with a wide variety of music styles, embracing Soul, Instrumental, Latin, Bossa Nova, Broadway Shows, Great American Song Book and the Blues..
The Jazz Divas 2022, all multi- award winners, performing on Friday’s and Saturday’s in April, May, June, September, October and November are :-
Lizzie Ball, Katie Birtill, Elaine Delmar, Polly Gibbons, Georgina Jackson, Trudy Kerr, Claire Martin Graciela Rodriguez, Emma Smith & Clare Teal.
Please join us from some more wonderful evenings with JBGB Events Jazz Divas in our partnership with The Pizza Express Group at The Pheasantry.