Britain’s leading female jazz singer, Claire Martin, presents an acerbic look at what it takes to be a jazz musician in the celebrity-obsessed 21st century. The original and contemporary songs on “A Modern Art” are presented with a cool-edge, tinged with a touch of irony and razor-sharp wit. It’s an album which Martin firmly insists “is my best ever”. • “A Modern Art” is inspired by the tragic death of pioneering jazz musician Esbjörn Svensson, who Claire pays tribute to with a heartfelt rendition of Love is real. • “A Modern Art” features songs by the 21st century’s finest writers; Michael Franks, Donald Fagen, Cy Coleman, Rogers & Hart and Rebekka Bakken. Mark Winkler has contributed lyrics to a great Joshua Redman melody on the track ‘lowercase’ and ‘As We Live and Breathe’ is by the New York Voices’ vocalist Lauren Kinhan. • The title song, A Modern Art, is Claire’s own take on the mass dumbing-down of musical standards in popular music. • Claire Martin is a multi-award winning vocalist whose recent sold-out performances in New York have further established her as "the best ever British jazz singer" (Jazz Times). • Claire has played top jazz venues in the Far East, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Canada and several successful residencies in New York. • Claire is known to thousands of jazz fans as a presenter of "Jazz Line-Up", the flagship jazz show on the UK’s Radio Station of the Year, BBC Radio 3.