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People - video

Video: People

Ian sings the Jule Styne/Bob Merrill classic. From the album Integrity (Abeat Records), due for release on 4th September 2020. With Alessandro Di Liberto (piano), Tommaso Scannapieco (bass) and Enzo Zirilli (drums). Video by Stefano Giovannini.


Once Upon A Summertime

New Video: Once Upon A Summertime

From the album What's New, a video released to mark International Jazz Day. Ian joins Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir for a wistful take on the Johnny Mercer/Michel Legrand classic, as featured in Jazzwise.


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, until the end of May.

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Ian Shaw

A brief note from Ian

Firstly, I hope you're all doing as well as is possible during these extraordinary months. And my thoughts are with all of you - or friends and loved ones — whose lives are directly affected by this virus.

Huge thanks for supporting our live performances. Really sorry to be …

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Clare Teal

Clare Teal Interview

Ian's last visit to the BBC before lockdown was to Radio 2 as guest of Clare Teal. Ian talks to her about his new album.

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Robert Elms

Robert Elms Interview

Ian talks to Robert Elms about We Stopped Talking, the new song that he wrote with Jamie Safir.

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What's New

What's New released today, 3rd April

Forever insightful and quirky vocalist Ian Shaw warmly celebrates timeless songwriters from Bernstein to Bacharach with ideal foils in saxophonist/composer Iain Ballamy and piano rising star Jamie Safir on What's New.John Fordham, The Guardian.

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Alfie recorded at Jazz FM

Video: Alfie

Alfie performed by Ian Shaw (voice), Iain Ballamy (tenor sax) and Jamie Safir (piano). From their album What's New. Recorded at their recent session at Jazz FM.


Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir

Video: We Stopped Talking

We Stopped Talking is a new song – a letter to love, community and diversity, inspired by Robert Elms’ critically praised book, London Made Us to raise much needed funds, in uncertain times, for the hugely compromised homeless, rough sleepers and vulnerable refugees. Ian's co-writer is Jamie Safir, who produced the song and edited the video.


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Ian's other CDs

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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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

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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

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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.

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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).