Swinging Sunday. Ella Fitzgerald Centenary

LONDON St John's Smith Square


Liane Carroll  & Claire Martin, voted best singers in the British Jazz Awards 2016 & 2015, come together to present this Centenary tribute to the wonderful, unique performer that was Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella was the most popular female jazz singer  for more than half a century. She won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra.

Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s greatest  singer/pianists, who with her infectious personality, delivers Entertainment with a capital “E”

“One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice" (The Observer) and her 'Seaside' album won CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz awards.

Claire Martin is an established tour de force on the UK jazz scene, winning the British Jazz Awards seven times and receiving an OBE in 2011 for her Services to Jazz.

Claire has released 20 must have CDs,  and performed all over the world with her trio, working extensively with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in an intimate cabaret duo setting. Claire played the 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival and is a regular soloist with major orchestras

Our finest jazz singer

(The Times​)