Hollywood Romance



23 Jul 2017
Time : 7.30pm
Venue : Petworth Festival

A rich, elegant and beautifully crafted musical project, Hollywood Romance is an entirely original collaboration which brings together the Tippett String Quartet and some of London’s finest jazz musicians – including Petworth favourite, pianist James Pearson – in partnership with multi award- winning jazz singer and broadcaster Claire Martin. Together they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood with elegant, swinging settings of songs arranged by Callum Au and inspired by the legendary recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Sarah Vaughan.

No stranger to Petworth, Claire Martin a tour de force on the UK jazz scene having won many awards including seven British Jazz Awards. Signed to the prestigious Linn Records, she has released 18 CDs, working with musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stephane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jim Mullen. She has co-presented BBC Radio 3’s flagship jazz program Jazz Line Up since 2000 and was recently awarded an OBE for her services to jazz.

Generously supported by Phyllis-Anne Dutton-Forshaw and Nicholas & Pat Moore