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25-apr-17

Ian and Guy

Ian and Guy Barker at the movies

Ian appears with Guy Barker at Hauser & Wirth Somerset on Saturday 13th May. Part of The Sound of Silent: Celebrating 100 Years of Music and the Movies.

www.hauserwirthsomerset.com

07-apr-17

Ian and Liane

Ian and Liane Carroll in Birmingham

Friday 19th May at PizzaExpress Live – a first for Birmingham!

www.pizzaexpresslive.com

07-apr-17

Revolution

Revolution – 5th Anniversary Special

Ian joins Ann Mitchell and Simon Callow for this fundraiser in Stratford East London in aid of Wac Arts and Side by Side Refugees. Sunday 23rd April.

View e-flyer. More info on Facebook.

15-mar-17

Live at Zedel's

Ian at Crazy Coqs

Ian's show at Crazy Coqs (Live at Zedel) on Saturday 25th March is sold out – but an extra show has been added on Sunday 2nd April, 9.15pm. Tickets available now.

www.brasseriezedel.com

15-mar-17

Julian Clary

Noël Coward by Julian Clary

Last summer Ian was invited by Julian Clary to appear in his brand new documentary on the legendary playwright, actor, songwriter and wit, Noël Coward. See Ian, with June Whitfield, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary.

Noël Coward by Julian Clary, part of the Passions series, on Sky Arts, 21st March at 9pm.

10-mar-17

Ian Shaw

Ian in Canada

In February, Ian was invited back to Canada by Jazz.FM91 for their Sounds of Jazz Concert Series, playing at The Old Mill, Toronto. He also appeared at The Jazz Room, Waterloo, as part of their Winter Jazz Festival.

10-mar-17

Tanita Tikaram

Ian and Tanita

24th February, Ian was the special guest of Tanita Tikaram for her concert at Barbican, London. Afterwards, paintings by James Mayhew were auctioned off for Side by Side with Refugees.

www.tanita-tikaram.com

6-mar-17

Jazzhus Montmartre

Jazzhus Montmartre

Ian plays Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen with Barry Green, Thomas Fonnesbæk and Zoltan Csörsz. 16-18th March.

www.jazzhusmontmartre.dk

6-mar-17

BBC London

Ian on BBC Radio London

Ian joins Clifford Slapper to talk to Robert Elms about their new single, Drive In Saturday on Thursday, 9th March at 12:30pm. BBC Radio London 94.9FM.

6-mar-17

Bowie Songs

Drive In Saturday

The new single of Bowie's Drive In Saturday featuring Ian, now available on download from iTunes and Amazon. From Clifford Slapper’s album Bowie Songs One.

27-feb-17

JW3

Ian Shaw at JW3, Finchley

Ian performs his You Must Believe In Spring show as part of the GAYW3 season. Thursday, 9th March.

book tickets

16-dec-16

Ian Shaw and Friends

Ian Shaw & Friends at Dean Street

Ian returns to PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) for his annual week of fun and frolics with his best musical friends, 23rd to 29th January.

www.pizzaexpresslive.com/ian-shaw-and-friends

16-dec-16

Too Close For Xmas

Ian at The Arthouse

In his annual solo romp at Arthouse, Ian takes a wry look at Xmas songs from film, TV, the jazz songbook and his own childhood, surrounded by brass bands, coal mines, flared dungarees and David Bowie records.

www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk

16-dec-16

Natalie Williams

Download for charity

Download Natalie Williams’ Xmas single – 50% of proceeds goes to The Phone Credit Group.

www.nataliewilliams.com/a-little-bit-of-christmas

16-dec-16

Phone Credit for Refugees

Phone Credit for Refugee Children

The Phone Credit Group provides refugee children with vital support. Ian talks to Paula Erol of The Phone Credit Group and Tess Berry-Hart of Calais Action about this fundraising initiative. Listen to the podcast to find out how you can help.

Listen

11-dec-16

David Bowie

An Xmas Cracker with Ian and Claire

Continuing the tour of this show, there are a few tickets still available for St Mary's Church Rye, Wednesday 14th December.

ryejazz.com

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.

Go to pictures

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

Fri 12-May-2017
The Tithe Barn, Needham, Nr. Harleston, Norfolk

Sat 13-May-2017
Hauser & Wirth Bruton Festival, Bruton, Somerset

Sun 14-May-2017
The Arthouse, Crouch End, London N8

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