Ray Gelato and Claire Martin

Friends for 30 years, multi award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato have combined their love of all things ‘swing’ and joined forces for their first show together, ‘It’s a Swinging Affair’.

These much celebrated and respected musicians share the stage with a world-class trio led by renowned-pianist Dave Newton to explore the Great American Songbook including classics such as Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, They all Laughed and Can’t We Be Friends.  

Claire Martin ranks amongst the four or five finest jazz vocalists on the planet.

Jazz Times USA

The stylish, sharp-suited Gelato brings an unmistakable physical presence to the bandstand. He is a larger-than-life character.

The Times

This is a seated show

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