Yorkshire-born award winning singer songwriter and broadcaster Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and much loved singers. With her stunning voice, encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her innate warmth and wit, Clare is a sought after singer as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster.
Clare has been a radio broadcaster for BBC Radio 2 since 2005 and presents her own live 2 hour show for BBC Radio 2 every Sunday night.
Clare has recorded and released 15 critically acclaimed albums including ‘Don’t Talk’ for Sony Jazz that reached the UK top 20 as well as collaborating with Sir Van Morrison on his album ‘Duets: Reworking the Catalogue’ resulting in the A listed Radio single ‘Carrying A Torch’.
Accompanied by her Pianist, Trio, 7-piece Mini Big Band, 9-piece Big Mini Big Band or 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra Clare performs up and down the country throughout the year at festivals and high profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Anvil Arts, Sage Gateshead, Love Supreme, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival and Glastonbury Festival, as well as singing with renowned orchestras and Big Bands including the Hallé, BBC CO, RTÉ CO, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Big Band (hr-Big Band) BBC NOW and BBC SSO.
Clare won British Jazz Singer of the year in 2005, 2007, 2015 and 2017, BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006 and Boisdale Jazz Singer of the year 2016. She was awarded a Gold Badge by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in 2011 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Wolverhampton in 2015.
***** - Mojo
Absolutely superb - Tim Rice
We love her - Ken Bruce
She’s a triple threat - Michael Bublé
A sensation in the world of jazz - Mail on Sunday
Her website is www.clareteal.co.uk