Claire Martin and David Newton are the most awarded U.K. jazz musicians. Sit back and enjoy, not only their brilliant individual musical talents, but also their integrated duo 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.
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.
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
**** Claire is a Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominee Best Singer 2021 ****
David Newton, is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning jazz pianist – 16 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.
Here’s David playing the Dave Brubeck Classic “In Your Own Sweet Way” in his own unique way.
“If you like Bill Evans, Art Tatum and Errol Garner, wait till you hear and be amazed by David Newton” – The Hoste of Jazz
This concert at Crazy Coqs is a unique opportunity to hear two of our greatest jazz musicians together in this intimate cabaret location and a “must attend” for all music lovers who just want outstanding entertainment.
Photography credit for Claire Martin: Kenny McCracken
In the last 12 months we have spent more time cancelling than booking and presenting concerts
But that’s all over now!
With our venue partners Crazy Coqs were back
Ten early Summer concerts with artists we’ve all missed and who you have asked to see again.
Clare Teal, Jason Rebello, Derek Nash, Noel McCalla, Chris Ingham, Trudy Kerr, Elaine Delmar, James Hudson and a first time for JBGB Events with Lizzie Ball.
They merit and need your support - please. And after a long absence you need the magical live music they will deliver.
Do join us. Thank you
20 Sherwood Street