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Ian Shaw's New Year's Eve Bash

Ian at the Vortex for New Year's Eve

Ian hosts an exuberant party, playing in the New Year with a set of appropriately festive songs. Expect his own radical reworkings of standards, choice cuts from the Joni Mitchell songbook and his own witty and sometimes touching originals. Monday 31st December at Vortex Jazz Club, London N16 8AZ.

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Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian's week-long run returns to PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho). Eleven shows over seven days. Guests including Sara Dowling, Gwyneth Herbert, Krystle Warren, Jo Caulfield, Earl Okin and Tom Smith’s Queertet. Monday 21st to Sunday 27th January.

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Shine Sister Shine

Video release for Shine Sister Shine

The brand new video for the title track from the album, written by Tanita Tikaram and Ian Shaw.

Directed by fifteen year old Freddie Osman-Dal, this is a world of friendship, fun and solidarity, echoing the spirit of equality, joy and positivity in Tikaram and Shaw's music and words.


More Xmas fun…

A celebration of seasonal music from the Great American Songbook. Ian joins Mads Mathias at PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) in “A Mads Mathias Christmas”. Lunchtime, Thursday 13th December. Doors at 12 noon.

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Ian Shaw at EFJ London Jazz Festival 2018

Ian Shaw at EFJ London Jazz Fesival

“Charismatic singer and human rights activist Ian Shaw has a commitment to showing us the personal in the political. His concert Shine Sister Shine made us lock eyes on serious issues of female and refugee experience with grace and clarity of purpose…

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Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw and Claire Martin's Early Xmas Cracker

American standards, show songs and new takes on the pop and soul canon. Expect wit, mischief and rousing singalongs. Saturday 8th December at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.

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Elaine Delmar and Ian Shaw

Jazz Vocalist of the Year

At the 14th annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held on Tuesday 16th October at PizzaExpress Live Holborn, Ian won for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The award was presented to him by Elaine Delmar.


Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw

Liane & Ian

Three gigs coming up in October and November.

Thursday 18th October, Jazz & the City, Salzburg

Thursday 25th October, Celebrate Voice, Salisbury

Tuesday 13th November, Cambridge Jazz Festival


Loving Linda

Gala night of comedy & music

Remembering comedian and broadcaster Linda Smith. Ian joins a star line-up including Ruby Wax, Jo Caulfield, Mark Steel and Arthur Smith. All proceeds to Target Ovarian Cancer. Monday 8th October at Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden.

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London Jazz Festival 2018

Ian at Kings Place for LJF

The Citizens of the World Choir joins Ian and band for this special Festival date. Kings Place, Saturday 24th November.


Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Ian plays from Shine Sister Shine – four shows across Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September.

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Ian Shaw

Ian sings Joni and Bowie

Love, Fame and Happiness: When Joni Met Bowie. 9.15pm, Saturday 18th August, Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly, London.

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Brecon Festival 2018

Brecon Jazz Festival

A fundraiser solo show in aid of Side by Side with Refugees, 6pm, Friday 10th August at St Mary's Church.

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Leeds Jazz

Ian in Leeds

Ian plays the JazzLeeds Festival as part of the Shine Sister Shine tour. Sunday 22nd July at Leeds College of Music.

Full line-up at www.​jazzleeds​festival​ or see event details on Facebook.

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Pizza Express Live

The Shine Sister Shine tour continues

Three performances at PizzaExpress Live this month. Thursday 19th at Soho, Friday 20th at Maidstone, Saturday 21st at Birmingham. All shows start 8.30pm.

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BBC London

Ian on BBC Radio Suffolk

Ian talks to Stephen Foster about jazz, his new album and Jeanette Winterson.


Ian Shaw

Pride 2018 at Ronnie Scott's

Ian presents an evening for Pride 2018 with Tom Smith's Queertet + Laura Jurd and very special guests Julian Clary (1st show) and Sharon D. Clarke (2nd show). Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Saturday 7th July.


Hugh's Room, Toronto

Ian in Toronto

Jazz.FM91 Presents: Our President's Choice Concert Series with Ian Shaw. Wednesday 30th May at Hugh's Room Live, Dundas Street West, Toronto.

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Glasgow Jazz Festival

Ian in Glasglow

Ian plays the Glasgow Jazz Festival as part of his Shine Sister Shine Tour. Thursday 21st June at The Blue Arrow, Sauchiehall Street.

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Live at Zedel

Live at Zédel

Ian returns to Crazy Coqs with his solo show performing songs by his favourite singer-songwriters. Sunday 22nd April, 9.15pm.


Ian Shaw

Shine Sister Shine Tour

Exciting news about the Shine Sister Shine tour dates coming soon. Watch this space.


Vortex Jazz Club

Ian at the Vortex

Ian's eagerly-anticipated return to the Vortex Jazz Club with songs from his new album Shine Sister Shine. Saturday 31st March, 8pm.

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Southport Festival 2018

Jazz on a Winter's Weekend

Ian plays the Southport Jazz Festival. Gala Dinner, Royal Clifton Hotel, 3rd February, 6pm. Preceded by a vocal workshop, 2.00-4.30pm.

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Shine Sister Shine

More reviews for Shine Sister Shine

“…the album demonstrates Shaw's range as vocalist and as songwriter. He is a fabulous singer whatever the musical genre, equally at home with jazz, pop or soul. He is a good pianist too…”

reviews for Shine Sister Shine

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