Claire Martin & Ray Gelato

Claire Martin & Ray Gelato

Come Celebrate 30 years of Jazz in Huddersfield

Huddersfield Jazz is proud to host a special one off concert featuring Claire Martin OBE and Ray Gelato, accompanied by the Dave Newton Trio.

Ranked as one of the finest Jazz vocalists on the planet by the Jazz Times, seven times British Jazz Awards winner, Claire Martin will be joined on stage by the “The Godfather of Swing” Ray Galato.

Claire and Ray will present their show A Swinging Affair, which celebrates their latest album release We’ve Got a World That Swings.

A Swinging Affair that’s not to be missed!


Where and when:
This special one-off anniversary celebration will be taking place in the main theatre at the LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE, on Friday, September 21st, 2018 – 7:30pm.

Ticket Prices: 
Tickets available between £20 – £10.

* concessions are unavailable for this event

How do I get tickets ?
Tickets are available from the Lawrence Batley Theatre box office and online via the website – www.thelbt.org/Claire-Martin-Ray-Gelato

Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm
(or until 15 minutes after a performance starts).

You can contact the Box Office

By phone01484 430528
By emailboxoffice@thelbt.org


In person:
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen’s Square,
Queen Street,

A little more about the artists:
In addition to being a BBC Radio 3 presenter, Claire has toured extensively throughout the world during her 30-year career gaining many accolades. These include Best Vocalist at the British Jazz Awards, Best New Recording for her album Too Much Love To Care and an OBE in 2011.  Jazz Times states, “She is ranked among the four or five finest Jazz vocalists on the planet”.

Ray Gelato, also known as “The Godfather of Swing”, is a jazz, swing and jump blues saxophonist, singer and bandleader.  He is credited with being a major force in the revival of swing music.  In addition to extensive international touring to sell-out audiences he has performed privately for Sir Richard Branson, Sir Paul McCartney and HM The Queen among others.


Claire Martin – www.clairemartinjazz.co.uk
Ray Gelato – www.raygelato.com

A little about the show:
Claire and Ray’s show, A Swinging Affair, accompanied by a trio of international musicians, has been described as “Damned fine fun from beginning to end”.  Revisiting classics such as They Can’t Take That Away From Me, They All Laughed and Lets Call The Whole Thing Off it is truly a swinging affair not to be a missed and a fitting tribute to mark Huddersfield Jazz’s 30 years.

More about Huddersfield Jazz:
Huddersfield Jazz is a voluntary organisation that runs monthly jazz concerts in Huddersfield.  We have been bringing national and international stars to the people of Huddersfield for 30 years.  Prominent artists that have been featured by Huddersfield Jazz include:

Stan Tracey; Clare Teal; Scott Hamilton (USA); Alec Dankworth; Snake Davis; Alan Barnes; National Youth Jazz Orchestra; Stacy Kent (USA); Dennis Rollins; Bucky Pizzerelli (USA); Digby Fairweather; Jacqui Dankworth, VEIN (Switzerland) plus many, many more National and locally based artists.

Our regular Sunday Jazz events are held at Café Society (15 Byram Street, HD1 1DR) in the centre of Huddersfield.

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Look forward to seeing you all there!