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
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
“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…
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.
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.
“…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…”
“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
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.
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…
From The Theory Of Joy (Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village), release February 2016. Please consider making a donation to refugee aid – all info below video.