Claire Martin sings from The Great American Songbook

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, will join Paolo Nutini, Melody Gardot, Gwyneth Herbert and many more, on BBC 4's ‘The Great American Songbook' on the 9th April.

The BBC 4 session is a celebration of the music and popular songs of the famous and prolific American composers of the 1920s and onwards. Claire will perform, alongside her trio which includes fellow Linn artists Gareth Williams and Arnie Somogyi, classic songs by Rogers and Hart and Irving Berlin. If you've not heard Claire perform live you're in for a treat - and look out her coming to a venue near you in 2010...

‘The Great American Songbook' will be broadcast on Friday the 9th April at 9pm and repeated at 11.40pm (and available on the iPlayer). For more information and a full tracklist click here.