Words are not just words
they are kisses
on the lips of silence
that speak of your essence
~Vesna~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

People Make The World Go Round



I saw Claire Martin perform live last night and it was an instant love. She is so elegant, charming and generous singer that makes everybody on the stage shine and everybody looking at the stage smile. I loved her singing, her wit and beauty. I can't wait to see her again.

Her interpretation of "Too Much In Love To Care" is fabulous. It's nice to be reminded of Carmen McRae.




"Born in Wimbledon, South London, Claire Martin was born to sing. Growing up in a house full of music, she loved Judy Garland and learned all her songs by the time she was 12. But it was hearing Ella Fitzgerald’s legendary Song Books that changed her life inspiring her to go to Stage School and then to study singing in London and New York. A further seminal moment came at 18 when she saw the great improvising singer Betty Carter at Ronnie Scott’s. It confirmed what she already felt – she had to be a jazz singer. Like many singers Martin paid her dues and learnt her craft by embarking on the QE2 and the Cunard Princess."

You can hear her interview with Heather Bambrick, on Jazz FM 91 here

Hope you'll enjoy Claire's voice and thank you for visiting:)


And as a thank you gift, please take with you my poem, senryu...
I kiss your hand now
to add love to all you'll touch
it could be important

Vesna

4 comments:

zoe said...

it *is* important!! thank you for the kiss, and for the introduction to a new and lovely artist. i'm glad you got to go see her :)
volim te!

Jean Francois said...

Thank you for connecting us to the soul of such inspiring music.

Juznobsrvr said...

glad to know there are still people who listen to jazz ... love love

☆sapphire said...

Lovely senryu and lovely music. I didn't know the two artists. Thank you for the introduction.