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What's New

Ian's new album available on pre-order

What's New is a collaboration between three of the UK’s leading jazz musicians – Ian Shaw teams up with saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy and pianist Jamie Safir. CD is now on pre-order. Signed copies available.

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Kurt Elling

Ian in Conversation and Music with Kurt Elling

Tickets now on sale for this exclusive night of conversation and music – Kurt Elling joins Ian Shaw to mark the UK launch of Elling's The Big Blind. PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) – Monday 27th January.



Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian Shaw & Friends 2020

Ian makes his annual return to Dean Street to present a week of extraordinary music. He's joined by a dazzling array of special guests from the international world of jazz, blues and soul. Sunday 19th – Sunday 26th January. PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho).


What's New

What's New

For his new album What's New, Ian is joined by Iain Ballamy on sax and Jamie Safir on piano. Release date, 7th February 2020.

Tickets go on sale today for the London date of the What's New tour – Friday 3rd April at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room.


Ian and Joni

Valentine's Special at Crazy Coqs

Booking is now open for Ian's Valentine's shows – Modern Love: If You Want Me I'll Be In The Bar - a Bowie and Joni special. Crazy Coqs at Zédel, Piccadilly – Saturday 15th February, 7pm and 9.15pm.


Julian Clary

Valentine's Special with Julian Clary

Ian is Julian Clary's special guest for this fanciful frolic through the tulips of love and life. An exclusive and intimate Valentine's show at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn) – Friday 14th February.


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.

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, 31-January-2020
The Big Blind - at Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, London

Sat, 01-February-2020
Folk Club, Turin, Italy

Fri, 14-February-2020
Pizza Express, Holborn - Valentines Special

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