Ian Shaw

Ian in France

Ian and his trio launches The Theory of Joy at Jazz Club Etoile in Paris on 2nd June.


Ian Shaw

Ian in Germany

Ian launches The Theory of Joy at jazz tracks 424, Hamburg on 16th June


Ian on Jazzwise

Reviews for the album keep on coming

“Shaw and his trio leave most of their peers at the starting gate.”
★★★★ review in The Telegraph

“Shaw's ability to … cut to the emotional heart of a song … remains astonishing.”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

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Ian Shaw

Ian tours UK with new album

The Theory Of Joy UK tour dates from March to June, including the official album launch at Nell’s Jazz & Blues in West Kensington.

Tour dates and booking details

Album available from Amazon on CD or Luxury Double LP. Or download at iTunes or Spotify. CD also availbe to buy directly from

The Theory Of Joy

The new album: The Theory Of Joy

For this new recording, Ian has returned to working with that classic jazz ensemble, the piano trio. A frequent and accomplished solo performer, Ian craved a bit of company, and what company he found…

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Ian Shaw

Listen to My Brother

From The Theory Of Joy (Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village), release February 2016. Please consider making a donation to refugee aid – all info below video.

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Rory Bremner

Ian Shaw hosts the International Ronnie Scott's Radio Show

Featuring music, backstage interviews and rare performances.

Listen in-flight on BA, online, on JazzFM, Jazz.FM91 and Jazz90.1.

Upcoming dates

Thu 30-Jun-2016
The Pavilion Cafe, Bedford

Sun 03-Jul-2016
The Arthouse, Crouch End, London N8

Fri 08-Jul-2016
Swanage Jazz Festival

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