Jazz Christmas cracker announced

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Ian Shaw

Ian and Claire’s Christmas cracker is an evening packed with winter warmers and classic songs from both the jazz and pop canon.

Expect 1930s New York, 1940s Christmas cinema evergreens, the gloss of Fifties Hollywood (Nat Cole, Doris Day, Eartha Kitt), the celebrated 1960s Brill Building (Carole King, James Taylor) to the darker spirits of the more contemporary writers (The Pogues, Nick Cave, Joni Mitchell).

Claire Martin
Claire Martin

Ian Shaw and Claire Bowden perform at many of the worlds’ most famous jazz festivals and clubs and are both outstanding live performers. They have both recorded and released many successful albums and in 2011 Claire was awarded an MBE for her services to music.

Ian is rightly acknowledged as the UK’s number one male jazz singer and Claire is recognised at the UK’s first lady of jazz.

This wonderful intimate and very special concert is not to be missed and is staged in the surroundings of 900 years of history at St Mary’s church on December 14.

To book tickets please go to www.ryejazz.com or tickets can be purchased in person at Grammar School Records in the Rye High Street from this weekend.

Unmissable. The Independent

A rare delight . . . simply the finest. Time Out

Claire Martin – “Our finest jazz singer” – The Times

“The incomparable Ian Shaw… absolutely fantastic” – Jamie Cullum

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to the website.

Photos: Ian Bowden

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