One of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced Ian Shaw is also a talented pianist, songwriter, actor, presenter and record producer. Twice voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the prestigious BBC Jazz Awards, the recorded output of the London based singer and consummate showman includes three US releases.
His solo shows and performances with his regular piano trio become ever more popular but he is also much in demand as the featured soloist with big bands and orchestras both in the UK and internationally. Over the years he has collaborated with the likes of Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Cleo Laine, Kenny Wheeler, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nigel Kennedy, Kurt Elling and The Who’s Pete Townsend and has toured with Abdullah Ibrahim, The Boston Pops and Cedar Walton.
A regular headline draw at London’s iconic Ronnie Scott’s (he presents their worldwide radio show also), Shaw has toured the US and Canada many times as well as across Europe, and more recently performs in Australia and the Far East also.
“a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their hearts conspicuously on their sleeves” (The Telegraph )
A Century Of Song – Ian’s show features invented new arrangements of music through the decades: from songs of hope written during The First World War through the American Songbook to the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder.