Claire Martin OBE and NIKKI ILES ON demand
Celebrate the songs of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans
VIDEO ON DEMAND – film from the live stream of the concert, broadcast 28th May 2021.
Available to watch until Wednesday 30 June 2021
Two multi-award winning UK jazz musicians, vocalist Claire Martin and pianist Nikki Illes, come together for a concert of songs recorded by the legendary singer Tony Bennett taken from the two albums he recorded with the great jazz pianist Bill Evans. They will revisit some of the classic repertoire and will include fresh arrangements by Nikki of ‘My Foolish Heart’, ‘You Must Believe in Spring’, ‘Some Other Time’ and ‘When In Rome’. A sophisticated and classy night of music making is guaranteed.
‘Claire Martin ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet’ JazzTimes
‘Worldclass’ The Times
‘Nikki Iles captures the light touch, ironic logic and irresistible pulse of an in-his- prime Bill Evans.The late pianists impressionism has been much imitated but it has rarely been mastered with the freshness and composure that Iles and her close-knit piano trio deliver.’
The Financial Times 4 stars ****