David Bowie

Ian returns to Ronnie Scott’s

Ian with his band in four shows singing from The Theory Of Joy, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.


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


The Theory Of Joy

The Theory Of Joy

Available from Amazon on CD or Luxury Double LP. Or download at iTunes or Spotify.

CD also availabe to buy directly from


Ian on Jazzwise

Reviews for 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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The Theory Of Joy

The new album: The Theory Of Joy

For this new recording, Ian has returned to working with that classic jazz ensemble, the piano trio. A frequent and accomplished solo performer, Ian craved a bit of company, and what company he found…

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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 JazzFM, Jazz.FM91 and Jazz90.1.

Upcoming dates

Sat 29-Oct-2016
Celebrate Voice Singing Weekend - Salisbury

Sun 30-Oct-2016
Celebrate Voice Singing Weekend - Salisbury

Fri 04-Nov-2016
Lavo Bar, Shenzhen, China

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