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Michel Legrand Remembered

Michel Legrand Remembered

Ian joins Alison Moyet, Maria Friedman, Richard Hadfield and Tasmin Little to pay tribute to the era-defining composer, Michel Legrand. An evening of jazz and cinema classics with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Royal Festival Hall, Friday 20th September.

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Ian and Claire's Early Xmas Cracker

Ian and Claire‘s Early Xmas Cracker

For over 20 years, Claire and Ian have got together over the festive period to share an evening of wit and mischief, hilarious originals and rousing singalongs. Join them at the Purcell Room, Southbank. Sunday 8th December.

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Kurt Elling

Ian returns to New York

Joining world-leading jazz musicians and US actors as Tony ‘Mongoose’ Bonilla in the world premiere of The Big Blind, a brand new drama written by Kurt Elling and Phil Galdston. 1st and 2nd March at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center.

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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.


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.


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

The Theory Of Joy

Ian's 2016 album: 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).

Upcoming dates

Fri, 20-September-2019
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre - Michel Legrand Remembered: Keep the Music Playing

Sat, 21-September-2019
Windsor Fringe Festival

Sun, 29-September-2019
Cleethorpes Jazz Weekend - 7:30pm

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