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Years - the new single out today

Ian is joined by New York singer-songwriter Matt Kent for this seasonal duet celebrating the power of friends, old and young, long-term and new.

From Ian's album Greek Street Friday.


Ian Shaw & Friends 2024

Ian Shaw & Friends

21-29 January 2024
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho

Tickets now on sale for Ian's unique season of dazzling collaborations from the international world of jazz, soul, pop, new song-writing. Early booking is strongly advised.

With Guy Barker, Elaine Delmar, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Kofi, Claire Martin, Mary Pearce, Emma Rawicz, Natalie Williams.



Out now on vinyl

Ian's new album Greek Street Friday is out now on vinyl.

“Hello, Ian Shaw here. I'm very excited that the vinyl version of Greek Street Friday is out, released today. It's a beautiful ‘thing’ – the actual vinyl is red too! – and I hope my fans enjoy James Christos' ace photos, as well as some of the most heartfelt, funkiest and honest songs I've ever written. Not to mention my brilliant partnership with Jamie Safir, who co-wrote and produced this new record.”

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Greek Street Friday

Out now – Greek Street Friday

Ian's new album is out today on CD and download. Available to buy direct and at BandCamp.

Ian talks about Greek Street Friday to Robert Elms (BBC Radio London) and performs the title track live in the studio.


Greek Street Friday

Ronnie Scott's

Ian presents his new album, Greek Street Friday, due to be released on 1st September. Four shows on 31st Aug and 1st Sept at Ronnie Scott's.

With Jamie Safir (piano/keys), Edwin Ireland (bass), David Preston (guitar), Alex Haines (slide guitar) and Ian Thomas (drums). Plus guest and backing vocalists Daisy Chute, Mica Townsend, Polly Gibbons and Matt Kent.

Read the review from London Jazz News.


To Be Held

Official music video for Ian's new single To Be Held. Now out to stream and purchase at

From the album Greek Street Friday, to be released on Silent Wish Records on 1st September. Pre-order at


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Interview – listen now

Ian Shaw is interviewed by Mike Vitti for BBC Radio


BBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on BBC

Ian joins an all-star cast for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. With Guy Barker’s Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Ian sings Small Day Tomorrow and My Favourite Things.

Watch on BBC iPlayer:


Jazz Voice

Jazz Voice on BBC

The opening gala of EFG London Jazz Festival is available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Ian opens the show with Bob Dorough's Small Day Tomorrow and also performs To be Held which he wrote with Jamie Safir.

Not Even Music

Not Even Music, series 3

The third series of Ian's acclaimed podcast is out now. Diary musings, portraits of icons past and present, and special guests from music and entertainment.

Listen, subscribe & share at: | apple | spotify

What's New

What's New

“scores exceptionally highly for its communicative power and the way in which the trio expertly charts the narrative ebb and flow of some of the finest songs of the twentieth century”
★★★★ review in Jazzwise

“an assured vocalist, an accomplished saxophonist, and an in-demand young pianist… it all comes together wonderfully”
★★★★ review in Jazz Journal

Reviews in full | Album details

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.


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 online, on Jazz FM (UK), Jazz.FM91 (Canada), Jazz90.1 and Jazz88.FM (US).