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Ian Shaw and Friends 2021

Ian Shaw & Friends at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho

Ian is back on stage at Dean Street with a dazzling season of collaborations from the international world of jazz, soul, pop and beyond. Sunday 23rd to Monday 31st January 2022.

Claire Martin, Natalie Williams, Tony Kofi, Polly Gibbons, Clare Teal, Heather Bambrick, Guy Barker, Joe Stilgoe, Barry Green, Conor Chaplin, Dave Ohm, David Preston, James Pearson and Madeline Bell.

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Ronnie Scott's Radio Show

Best of 2021 on The Ronnie Scott's Radio Show

This week's show features the second part of Ian's look-back at the year. Including Sumara Joy, Jazzmeia Horn and Theo Croker.

Last week's show is also available. Featuring Susan George, Stacey Kent, Will Downing, David Soul, Carol Grimes and Claire Martin. With music from Pee Wee Ellis, Jim Mullen and Sarah Jane Morris.

Listen online, on Jazz FM (UK), Jazz.FM91 (Canada), Jazz90.1 and Jazz88.FM (US).


Not Even Music

Not Even Music, series 3

The third series of Ian's acclaimed podcast is out now. Diary musings, portraits of icons past and present, and special guests from music and entertainment.

Listen, subscribe & share at: | apple | spotify


BBC Radio 3

Christmas Morning Live

Ian joins Petroc Trelawny for seasonal music and conversation. Also featuring pianist Stephen Hough, folk trio Granny’s Attic and jazz vocalist Ella Hohnen-Ford. BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 25th December, 9am-1pm. Also on BBC Sounds.

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Refugee Support

Refugee Support

Ian has been appointed Patron of Refugee Support, an organisation providing direct help to refugees within Europe, focusing on delivering aid with dignity.



Shine Sister Shine and The Theory of Joy

Ian Shaw Vinyl

The Theory Of Joy and Shine Sister Shine (both double LPs) are now back in stock. Get both of them for the special price of £40 with free delivery in UK.

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Buy CDs

Ian's CDs

What's New, Ian's current release, as well as most of Ian's back catalogue is available to buy from the online shop – Shine Sister Shine, The Theory Of Joy, A Ghost In Every Bar, Somewhere Towards Love, Lifejacket, Drawn To All Things, Taking It To Hart and Double Event. Why not treat yourself!

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What's New

What's New

“scores exceptionally highly for its communicative power and the way in which the trio expertly charts the narrative ebb and flow of some of the finest songs of the twentieth century”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

“an assured vocalist, an accomplished saxophonist, and an in-demand young pianist… it all comes together wonderfully”
★★★★ review in Jazz Journal

Reviews in full | Album details

Shine Sister Shine

Shine Sister Shine

“A beautifully sustained piece of work, Shine Sister Shine is Shaw at his absolute best.”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

“his easily swinging and open-hearted vocals that become emotionally raw in places, inhabiting each song to maximum effect”
★★★★ review in Jazz Journal

Reviews in full | Album details

The Theory Of Joy

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

Reviews in full | Album details

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.


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 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.

Watch video of My Brother

Rory Bremner

Ian Shaw hosts the International Ronnie Scott's Radio Show

Featuring music, backstage interviews and rare performances.

Listen online, on Jazz FM (UK), Jazz.FM91 (Canada), Jazz90.1 and Jazz88.FM (US).