TWO SHOWS — FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Claire Martin Returns to The Pheasantry and invites you to join her, and her outstanding trio for this London concert, concluding her U.K. tour of her new show “Remembering Richard”.
Those who were privileged to get tickets to experience our Greatest British Jazz Singer, Claire Martin’s concerts in our 2022 Jazz Divas series, will appreciate her concluding remarks that:-
“The Pheasantry is among my favourite London jazz venues”
Last year, our audience were on their feet applauding her delightful, sensitive, poignant, but also brilliant swinging style. Customers have demanded her return and we are delighted to comply with these two Claire Martin return concerts.
Claire, our most Multi-awarded winning jazz vocalist and BBC broadcaster, with this first London 2023 concert opportunity, celebrates the music of her much missed musical partner the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett with a programme comprising many of his original songs and those of his favourite songwriters, together with Claire performing solo songs they together sang as duets.
Performing material from the forthcoming album dedicated to Richard entitled ‘I Watch You Sleep’ recorded with American conductor/arranger Scott Dunn and the RPO, the evening will include songs written by Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mandel and of course Richard himself.
Accompanied by three of the UK’s most in demand jazz musicians, and already well established regulars for jazz evenings at Piano Smithfield: the sensitive accompanist Rob Barron - piano, Jeremy Brown - double bass and Mark Taylor - drums this concert will be a must get to evening to enjoy this heartfelt musical homage, from our most awarded jazz singer, to a giant of music.
Listen to the gorgeous voice of Claire Martin below:
Easily the best British singer of her generation -The Times
There are few, if any, finer jazz singers than Claire Martin. She’s certainly the best the U.K. has produced, with her cunning mix of straight-ahead purity and interpretive legerdemain- JazzTimes USA
A wonderful example of the incredible talent we have here on our shores -The Arts Desk Great Britain