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Not Even Music

Not Even Music, out every Wednesday

Not Even Music is Ian's funny, moving and highly-personal podcast featuring stories from his excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

Listen & subscribe to Ian's podcast at: | apple | spotify


Refugee Support

Refugee Support

Ian has been appointed Patron of Refugee Support, an organisation providing direct help to refugees within Europe, focusing on delivering aid with dignity.



Cambridge Jazz Festival 2020

Cambridge Jazz Festival 2020

Ian opens the festival, streaming on 18th November at 8pm.

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2020

EFG London Jazz Festival 2020

Ian Shaw with the Steve Taylor Trio. Filmed prior to lockdown for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival. Wednesday November 18th at 7pm.


Festival 2020!

Gypsy Jazz Festival of London: Festival 2020!

Ian sings Stardust alongside Antoine Boyer on guitar. From the new album Festival 2020! Featuring 40 musicians, including guests Pete Long, Gareth Lockrane and Nigel Price. Produced by violinist Tobie Medland.

Please support London jazz by purchasing the digital album (high quality download). Proceeds go to 9 venues where Gypsy Jazz Festival of London would have been staged.


Ian and Claire

Ian and Claire Martin

Livestream of Ian and Claire in concert at Ronnie Scott's on 23rd July.


People - video

Video: People

Ian sings the Jule Styne/Bob Merrill classic. From the album Integrity (Abeat Records), due for release on 4th September 2020. With Alessandro Di Liberto (piano), Tommaso Scannapieco (bass) and Enzo Zirilli (drums). Video by Stefano Giovannini.


Shine Sister Shine and The Theory of Joy

Ian Shaw Vinyl

The Theory Of Joy and Shine Sister Shine (both double LPs) are now back in stock. Get both of them for the special price of £40 with free delivery in UK, until the end of May.

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Buy CDs

Ian's other CDs

Most of Ian's back catalogue is available to buy from the online shop – Shine Sister Shine, The Theory Of Joy, A Ghost In Every Bar, Somewhere Towards Love, Lifejacket, Drawn To All Things, Taking It To Hart and Double Event. Why not treat yourself!

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Alfie recorded at Jazz FM

Video: Alfie

Alfie performed by Ian Shaw (voice), Iain Ballamy (tenor sax) and Jamie Safir (piano). From their album What's New. Recorded at their recent session at Jazz FM.


Once Upon A Summertime

Video: Once Upon A Summertime

From the album What's New, a video released to mark International Jazz Day. Ian joins Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir for a wistful take on the Johnny Mercer/Michel Legrand classic, as featured in Jazzwise.

Shine Sister Shine

Shine Sister Shine

“A beautifully sustained piece of work, Shine Sister Shine is Shaw at his absolute best.”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

“his easily swinging and open-hearted vocals that become emotionally raw in places, inhabiting each song to maximum effect”
★★★★ review in Jazz Journal

Reviews in full | Album details

The Theory Of Joy

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.

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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).