"She ranks among the four of five finest female jazz
vocalists on the planet." Jazz Times USA
"The most gifted jazz singer England has produced in twenty years." The Sunday Times
"These two are the real deal. Simply knock out!' Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Making their London launch at The Crazy Coqs with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart.
Claire Martin needs little introduction. To worldwide critical acclaim she has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Claire has toured extensively throughout the UK, Scandinavia, Russia and China, appearing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and her world-class trio. She has been awarded an OBE for her Services to Jazz.
Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim.