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Jazz Singer Claire Martin Plays the Oak Room

British jazz songstress Claire Martin launches the American release of her new album, He Never Mentioned Love, with a 10-night stand at the famed Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room in NYC. Martin began performances this past Tuesday, June 26 and plays through Friday, July 6, closing the spring season at the Oak Room.

The new show features the songs of jazz legend Shirley Horn and includes such Horn classics as “Forget Me,” “All Night Long,” “A Song For You” and “The Music That Makes Me Dance.” Martin’s set also features songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Joni Mitchell, plus some of Martin’s own compositions.

Martin’s two longtime band members-musical director and pianist Gareth Williams, and Laurence Cottle, the bassist, arranger and producer of her new CD-will join her for the Oak Room performance.

The London-born singer has now released 12 records in her career, and her 1992 debut CD The Waiting Game was named Album of the Year by The Times (UK). In making her Oak Room debut, Martin joins the ranks of several other well-known jazz artists who have played the famous venue, including Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, Paula West, Peter Cincotti and Jamie Cullum.

Shows are Tuesday through Thursday at 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and 11:30. There is a $60 cover charge and $25 minimum or $65 prix fixe dinner per person. To make reservations, call: (212) 419-9331 or e-mail [email protected]

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