The Theory Of Joy

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Ian at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho

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Pictures from Beijing

Ian's gig at Blue Note on 7-8th November.

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Letter of Hope

The Calais Jungle

As many of you know, I have been working for a year now as a volunteer at the unofficial refugee camp – known as the jungle

A letter of hope from jazz singer Ian Shaw


Ian on Jazzwise

Reviews for The Theory Of Joy

“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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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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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

Sun 11-Dec-2016
Live at Zedel, Piccadilly, London W1
- matinee at 3pm

Sun 11-Dec-2016
Live at Zedel, Piccadilly, London W1
- evening show at 7pm

Mon 12-Dec-2016
Live at Zedel, Piccadilly, London W1
- matinee at 5pm

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