AN EVENING OF JAZZ WITH CLAIRE MARTIN OBE AND FRIENDS
Hastings International Piano Festival
St Mary in the Castle
Thu 5 Mar 7.30pm
Award winning singer Claire Martin is joined by friends and fellow musicians for an evening of Jazz.The festival welcomes Claire Martin OBE, the Queen of British Jazz to Hastings with a stellar line-up of Claire’s music friends including some of the jazz world’s great artists including Liane Carroll, Alex Garnett and The Swedish Trio.
Linn recording artist Claire Martin has to worldwide critical acclaim established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards eight times during her career which spans over three decades. In 2018 she was the proud recipient of the BASCA Gold Badge Award for her contribution to jazz. Claire became a professional singer at 19 and two years later realised her dream of singing at Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club in London Soho. Signed to the prestigious Glasgow based Linn Records in 1990, Claire has since released 18 CDs with the label, collaborating with musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stephane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jim Mullen on many of these recordings.
Claire has performed worldwide with her trio and, until his death in 2012, worked extensively with the celebrated composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in a cabaret duo setting both in England and the US where they played to sell-out houses at venues including the prestigious Algonquin Hotel in New York City.
£ 22.50 (balcony), £27.50 (stalls), £42.50 (boxes to include VIP interval drink)
Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for White Rock Friends; Groups of 8+ please call 01424 462288 to buy fee-free.
Festival pass: £200
Includes all performances in selected seats. Save over £57.
Please contact the box office to book.