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BBC Radio 2

Ian on BBC, 23rd May

BBC Radio Two presents Ian Shaw and the legendary US singer Mark Murphy with the BBC Big Band in concert at Town Hall Birmingham, celebrating the music of Bacharach, Legrand and Mancini. Sunday 23rd May at 7pm.

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Peggy's Skylight

Peggy's Skylight livestream

Ian plays his solo show live from Peggy's Skylight in Nottingham. Saturday 8th May at 8pm.

Stream goes live approximately 5 mins before the show. Free. Donations welcome.

Watch on: Facebook | YouTube


Ronnie Scott's

Ian at Ronnie Scott's

Ian plus quartet return to the club with When Bowie Met Joni. Four shows, Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th June.



Crazy Coqs

Ian at Crazy Coqs

Tickets now on sale for Ian's solo show, In A Room With You, devised exclusively for Crazy Coqs and these times. Sunday 20th June.



Not Even Music

Not Even Music, the podcast

The two series of Shaw's much-awaited podcast have been gaining rave reviews from all over the world, since Series 1 began in the autumn of 2020.

A gentle but pithy glance at the ever-changing world, covering showbiz, London living, incident and memoir – it's as close-up to Shaw as you'll get during these strange times.

I absolutely loved it” — Julian Clary

Listen, subscribe & share at: | apple | spotify


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 in-flight on BA, online, on Jazz FM (UK), Jazz.FM91 (Canada), Jazz90.1 and Jazz88.FM (US).