In association with Jazz at the Blue Lamp
Friends for 30-years, multi award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato have combined their love of all things 'Swing' and joined forces for their first show together, 'A Swinging Affair'.
These much celebrated and respected musicians share the stage with a world-class trio led by renowned-pianist Dave Newton to explore the Great American Songbook - including classics such as; 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’. 'They all Laughed' and 'Can’t We Be Friends’.
If you like your music sassy, sharp and swinging - this is the show for you. A swinging affair indeed! Claire and Ray’s new album is due for release on Linn Records in Spring 2016.
Quotes on Claire Martin OBE:
“Our finest jazz singer" The Sunday Times
"She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet" Jazz Times USA
“A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works” The Guardian
Quotes on Ray Gelato:
“Not for nothing is Gelato known as ‘The Godfather of Swing’” The Telegraph
“Gelato’s dapper mixture of swing and Louis Prima jumping jive remains as invigorating as ever” The Times