Ian Shaw and Claire Martin

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.

Tickets at: www.southbankcentre.co.uk


Mads Mathias

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.

Tickets at www.pizzaexpresslive.com


Ian Shaw at EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Ian Shaw at EFG 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…

Read the review in full


Video release for Shine Sister Shineo

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 last night 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

Thu, 13-December-2018
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho, London - doors 12 noon (show 1-2.15pm)

Thu, 13-December-2018
Googlies Jazz Supper Club, Botany Bay, Enfield - 8pm show

Fri, 14-December-2018
Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany - 21:00 show

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