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21-nov-16

David Bowie

Ian at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho

Love, Fame And Happiness – When Joni Met Bowie. One Night Exclusive by popular demand… Booking now.

www.pizzaexpresslive.com

21-nov-16

David Bowie

Pictures from Beijing

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

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02-Nov-16

Benefit for Side by Side Refugees

Benefit for Side by Side Refugees

Ian is joined by performers from theatre and music on Tuesday 29th November at Finchley Road London's JW3.

Buy tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk

28-Oct-16

Letter of Hope

BLINQ at the London Jazz Festival

The vocalist super group play Shoreditch Town Hall on Tuesday 15th November.

Buy tickets at shoreditchtownhall.com

20-Oct-16

Letter of Hope

Ian returns to Hong Kong and China 3rd - 9th November

This time Ian debuts at Beijing's Blue Note Club and returns to JZ in Shanghai.

24-aug-16

Letter of Hope

The Calais Jungle

There are over 200 unaccompanied kids from Civil War zones, with family in the UK, stranded on a toxic wasteland, 23 miles from our coast.

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

09-aug-16

Ronnie Scotts

Ian returns to Ronnie Scott’s

Ian with his band in four shows singing from The Theory Of Joy, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.

www.ronniescotts.co.uk

05-aug-16

The Theory Of Joy

The Theory Of Joy

Available from Amazon on CD or Luxury Double LP. Or download at iTunes or Spotify. CD also availabe to buy directly from www.ianshaw.biz.

05-aug-16

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

Read reviews in full

05-jul-16

David Bowie

Ian at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho - shows being streamed live!

Love, Fame and Happiness – When Joni Met Bowie. Ian at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho 12th and 13th August.

www.pizzaexpresslive.com

Click here to watch the shows live.

01-jul-16

Al Jarreau

Ian interviews Al Jarreau

Ian interviews legendary singer Al Jarreau on Sunday 10th July at Ronnie Scott's.

www.ronniescotts.co.uk

27-may-16

Ian Shaw

Ian in Germany

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

www.tixforgigs.com

19-Apr-16

Parliamentary Awards

Nomination for Parliamentary Jazz Award

Ian nominated in the Jazz Vocalist of the Year category.

Download press release

18-Apr-16

Ian Shaw

Ian in France

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

www.jazzclub-paris.com

07-Apr-16

Ian Shaw

London Jazz News Preview

The Theory of Joy brings together a very interesting mix of material, which is fashioned into a coherent set by the musicianship of all concerned. Expect to find Bowie next to Bart, Joni Mitchell juxtaposed with Clive Gregson, all performed with impeccable jazz style and touch.”

www.londonjazznews.com

07-Apr-16

The Theory Of Joy

Living Streaming - Thursday 7th April at 8pm

Watch Ian's album launch of The Theory Of Joy, live from Nells Jazz & Blues, London.

https://ginicast.com

04-Apr-16

The Theory Of Joy

Album launch at Nell's this Thursday 7th April

The official launch of The Theory Of Joy at Nells Jazz & Blues, West Kensington, London.

www.seetickets.com

04-Apr-16

Ian Shaw

Ian on BBC Radio

Ian talks about his new album, the launch and album tour on Robert Elms (Radio London).

Ian in conversation with Clare Teal on BBC Radio 2.

10-Mar-16

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

10-Mar-16

The Theory Of Joy

Jamie Cullum talks about The Theory Of Joy

Jamie Cullum talks about Ian's new album on his BBC Radio 2 show.

Listen now

09-Mar-16

The Theory Of Joy

Ian on RTHK

Ian talks on RTHK in Hong Kong about his tour and new album.

Listen now

1-Mar-16

The Theory Of Joy

Ian takes The Theory Of Joy to the Far East

3rd - 20th March. Ian plays Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Australia.

Full tour details

29-Feb-16

Ian on Jazzwise

Feature in Jazzwise

“Charismatic jazz voice, activist and sometime stand-up comic, Ian Shaw's flamboyantly vibrant approach to songcraft continues to reveal itself in myriad forms, unravelling a canon of variegated colour…”

Read the full article in Jazzwise, available in shops or online.

26-Feb-16

The Theory Of Joy

Reviews for the album keep on coming

“For musical sophistication and emotional intelligence Shaw and his trio leave most of their peers at the starting gate.”
★★★★ review by Ivan Hewett in The Telegraph.

21-Feb-16

Ian on Madeley on Sunday

Ian on Madeley on Sunday

“Great music from Ian and lovely hearing him talk about his life and experiences in Calais.” (listener)

Ian talks about his new album and his work helping refugees in Calais.

Listen to the interview

17-Feb-16

The Theory Of Joy

More reviews for the new album

“Shaw's ability to sear away the extraneous, cut to the emotional heart of a song and build inexorably without melodrama or self-aggrandisement toward the moment a lyric gives itself up to us remains astonishing.”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

The Theory Of Joy is Shaw's best album yet – a well paced set, mixing some unexpected covers and excellent originals – and an early contender for one of the jazz albums of the year. Highly recommended.”
★★★★ review at kindofjazz.com

15-Feb-16

BBC World Service

Ian interview on Weekend

Ian talks about his new album and his work in Calais. Interview with Julian Worricker on Weekend, BBC World Service.

Listen to interview

10-Feb-16

Ian Shaw

Ten Questions for Ian Shaw

“My mama ironed to Two Way Family Favourites for twenty-five years, which was Radio Two, really. So we heard what we thought was old-fashioned pop music – which was, in fact, jazz. Lots of big band stuff, 1950s vocalists like Nat 'King' Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone, Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan and, of course, Sinatra…”

Read full interview

12-Feb-16

The Theory Of Joy

New album out today

The Theory Of Joy is a collection of inspirational pop-structured songs, including extraordinary new takes on David Bowie, Lionel Bart, Jacques Brel, Joni Mitchell, Mel Tormé and even the seminal Traffic. The mood is hopeful, questioning, politicised, and honest… read more

Available from Amazon on CD or Luxury Double LP. Or download at iTunes or Spotify. CD also availabe to buy directly from www.ianshaw.biz.

12-Feb-16

Ian Shaw

“Classy jazz singer in his element”

“Jazz singers magnify the character tics of everyday life – tell-tale inflections that reveal a backstory, offbeat emphases, the catch in a voice of a hidden regret, all the mannerisms that bring favourite singers as close as partners or friends. Idiosyncratic Americans Betty Carter and Mark Murphy felt like that, and so does the British singer Ian Shaw…”

Ian's new album The Theory Of Joy reviewed by The Guardian's John Fordham.

20-jan-16

Rory Bremner

Ian back with Rory Bremner

Coastival presents a one-off show with Rory and Ian at The Spa, Scarborough.

www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

02-jan-16

Ian Shaw

BBC Radio London's Robert Elms Show on My Brother

“I don't have records of the year but if I did this would probably be it…I don't think there was a better song written last year.”

Play My Brother

16-dec-15

Ian Shaw

Listen to Ian's new track 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.

Play My Brother

05-dec-15

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian makes his annual return to Pizza Express Dean Street, Monday 18th to Sunday 24th January. Eleven shows in seven days!

www.pizzaexpresslive.com

29-nov-15

Claire Martin

Ian and Claire Martin

Ian and Claire present their Early Xmas Stocking on Thursday 3rd December at Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush W12.

www.bushhallmusic.co.uk

19-nov-15

Ian Shaw

Ian speaks out about the Calais refugee camps

“Putting up fences will not solve the refugee crisis.” Watch Ian talking to London Live and read his interview in TimeOut.

13-nov-15

Ian Shaw

Fundraisers for Calais Refugee Relief

Julian Clary, Mari Wilson and Sarah Jane Morris head up two shows of music and comedy at the Phoenix Artists Club on Wednesday 18th November. Book here for 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

Read more about the relief work at robtryan.com.

27-oct-15

Ian Shaw

Scarborough Jazz Festival Review

“Shaw is a true poet, wordsmith and a fantastic songwriter.”

read full review

9-Oct-15

Leroy Jones

Ian with Leroy Jones

Ian joins legendary New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones on his nationwide tour.

leroyjonesuktour.com

21-Sep-15

Vortex Jazz Club

Benefit for refugees in Calais

With Carleen Anderson, Sarah Jane Morris, Jo Caulfield, Polly Gibbons and more. Thursday 8th October at Vortex Jazz Club.

Book online

21-Sep-15

Ian on Soho Radio

Ian on Soho Radio

Hear Ian on Soho Radio with Bibi Lynch.

Listen now

23-Sep-15

Dinner at 6

Animation by Dane Winn

Featuring Ian Shaw singing Everything.

Watch video

27-Jul-15

Ian at Ronnie Scott's

Ian signs with Harmonia Mundi

Currently being recorded, Ian's new album The Theory Of Joy is set to be released by Harmonia Mundi on its Jazz Village imprint.

20-Jul-15

Ian at Ronnie Scott's

Ian returns to Ronnie Scott's

Performing with his trio and special guest Miguel Gorodi on trumpet. Four shows over Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September.

www.ronniescotts.co.uk

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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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