Martha D Lewis

EFG London Jazz Festival

Price(At the venue)
75 minutes
  • Show Description
  • “Lewis stands out from the ‘female jazz vocalist’ crowd …” – Jazzwise.

    Established, award-winning composer, Jazz and World singer-songwriter Martha D Lewis presents a rare intimate performance of her acclaimed 2022 release - ALL THAT YOU SEE – accompanied by Luke Bacchus.

    “.. Lewis a woman with something to say, and a powerful way of saying it. Well worth your attention and your pocket money”. – Jazzwise

    The ability of an artist to reinvent themselves and evolve is often a keynote for a long and successful career. Martha D. Lewis has such an ability.

    In a career spanning over 4 decades which began as trailblazing music-comedy duo with Eve Polycarpou as ‘Donna and Kebab’ (Live at the Hackney Empire DVD) and led to several Inter/National tours and TV Radio appearances and three albums as popular song writing duo ‘Martha and Eve’.

    Martha’s vast and varied musical journey since mid 1990’s tincluded world jazz compositions, theatre music, film and documentary music and included Martha’s debut solo release of jazz-world music ‘Café Aman-Double Life’ which was awarded ‘Best Album of the Year’ by BBC Radio in 2007, with tracks featured on ‘Best Of European Jazz Compilation CD’ in 2010.

    Following Martha’s appearance as presenter and singer in the feature film documentary – about the life and music of Roza Eskenazy, the first lady Of the eastern meditterranean blues – Martha released an album of brave re-imaginings of classic urban Greek blues ‘Homage to Roza’,(2015) featuring legendary drummer Jack De Johnette.

    As a dynamic entertainer, Martha D. Lewis is always looking ahead to create the next project, ensuring constant artistic progression.

    ALL THAT YOU SEE (2022) – is Martha D. Lewis’s sixth and boldest album to date and marks a new dawn. In this album of Indie Jazz-infused songs , there is a sense that you are in the hands of a masterful songwriter, one who can just as easily converse with emotional pain and then equally comfortably, take strides of angst at the world around us.

    To create a dynamic new direction for this collection of songs, Martha gathered high-class musicians for the project at Real World Studios. This included drummer Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Producer Nick Cohen (Massive Attack, Annie Lennox) and renowned innovative producer and sound engineer, Stephen W Tayler. From decades of experience of working with the greats such as Kate Bush, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks and Peter Gabriel, Stephen W. Tayler has sprinkled stardust onto the mixes of Martha’s songs.


    “..infused with Jazz sensibilities and art-pop , an intriguing new approach for Martha’s cutting edge new album” – Music Arenagh

    “Martha D. Lewis showcases an immense amount of grace and skill across these 11 tracks”  – Takes Effect

    “listen to this tender record, full of vulnerable, beautiful songs and discover a great singer who gives an insight into the vulnerable sides of her own life but at the same time also shows herself to be combative and encourages to embrace the real, pure life with all its emotions and to experience it to the fullest.” – Rootstime

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