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Jazz Vocalist and BBC Host CLAIRE MARTIN in from London for Rare Engagement at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola MAY 13-14 to Showcase New Standards Release on Linn Records, Too Much In Love to Care
(Published: April 29, 2013)

Rightly acclaimed as the outstanding voice of her generation, Claire Martin has been a driving force behind the jazz scene in the United Kingdom for the past 25 years and has won many accolades, including being a six-time winner of the British Jazz Award and opening for Tony Bennett. In 2011 her massive contribution to U.K. jazz was noted when she was honored as the recipient of an O.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to jazz. A host of the BBC's popular 10-year weekly jazz show Jazz Line Up, Martin takes a break to head to New York City for a special engagement at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 13-14.

Having made her New York City debut at The Algonquin Hotel in 2007 with a long, sold-out run, Martin brings her distinctive sound and intercontinental style to Dizzy's for her first engagement at the world-class club as a solo recording artist. She previously performed at Dizzy's in 2007 with Ian Shaw for three sold-out nights as part of the Women in Jazz Festival.

Beloved for her trademark cocktail of standards, sass, swing and lesser-known gems, Martin last performed in New York in 2011 when she performed sold-out shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center with pianist Bill Charlap and at The Algonquin with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.

May 13-14 @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. $30. 60th & Broadway, Time Warner Center, 5th Fl. 212.258.9595. www.jalc.org Band will feature: Nikolaj Hess, piano; Peter Washington, bass; and Matt Wilson, drums.

Too Much in Love to Care, her recent release on the Scottish label Linn Records, is
a collection of classic romantic songs and beautiful ballads from The Great American Songbook. It's Martin's first U.S. studio recording in 15 years and guest stars Kenny Barron, one of the top jazz pianists in the world according to the Los Angeles. Says London Jazz, Martin's great strengths - crystal-clear diction, an apparently informal ease of delivery that conceals considerable art, an ability (springing from a keen intelligence) to inject precisely the right amount of emotion into a lyric - are all on display throughout a thirteen-song set...an unalloyed treat from start to finish.

More Information: http://www.jalc.org

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