Monday 2nd April 2018
- Tuesday 3rd April 2018
£25.00 - £45.00
A two night celebration in the hands of bandleader Pete Long, the Ronnie Scott's Big Band and one of the greatest jazz singers this country has produced, Ms Claire Martin OBE as they pay tribute to the wonderful sounds of the Duke and Ella. Here bringing a blend of virtuoso performance, historical accuracy, and witty repartee delivered in true big band style.
‘One of the most extraordinary post-war bands to have emerged from the UK. The Ronnie Scott's Big Band remain one of the hottest box office draws to be found anywhere in the world. This incredible 16-piece big band performs the repertoire of Duke Ellington to breath taking accuracy’
Linn recording artist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin has spent the last 27 years honing the craft of jazz singing. Along the way she has gained worldwide critical acclaim and established herself as a tour-de-force of the UK jazz scene receiving numerous awards including no less than seven British Jazz Awards.
Claire has performed all over Europe and Asia with her trio and, until his death in 2012, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett performing to sell-out crowds across the Atlantic at venues including the prestigious Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Claire is also a featured soloist with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
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