Top musicians Claire Martin and Ray Gelato bring ‘A Swinging Affair’ to Oldham Coliseum

MULTI award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato come to Oldham Coliseum Theatre on Friday, June 3 with ‘A Swinging Affair’.

Both artists are at the top of their game, with a wealth of bestselling jazz albums and extensive UK tours to their names.

These much celebrated musicians will share the stage with a world-class trio led by renowned-pianist Dave Newton to explore the Great American Songbook.

It will include classics such as Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, They all Laughed and Can’t We Be Friends. So, if you like your music sassy, sharp and swinging – this is the show for you.


Recording artist and BBC Radio presenter Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including seven British Jazz Awards.

She is also a featured soloist with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She has co-presented BBC Radio 3’s flagship jazz programme, Jazz Line Up, since 2000.

Ray Gelato is a multi-talented singer, saxman, songwriter and band leader who has been taking his special brand of swing, jazz and R&B music all over the world since 1988.

He enjoys a long established residency at Soho’s world famous Ronnie Scott’s, where the band appears every Christmas.

He has also performed for HM The Queen, opened for Robbie Williams at the Royal Albert Hall, and was chosen to play at Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding.

Friends for 30 years, the two have combined their love of all things ‘Swing’ and joined forces for their first show together, coinciding with the release of their duo album, We Got a World That Swings.

Claire Martin and Ray Gelato perform at Oldham Coliseum Theatre on Friday, June 3 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £20 and can be bought in person at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, by phone on 0161 624 2829 or online at


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