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Ian at Xmas, with Claire Martin and solo

Tickets available for festive treats at Guildford and Hove.

Thurs 1 Dec

The Electric Theatre, Guildford

Ian Shaw and Claire Martin’s Early Xmas Cracker

Sun 4 Dec

The Brunswick, Hove

Shaw's Early Xmas Caper


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Ian's New Year's Eve Bash

Ian hosts a party to see in the New Year. The Vortex Jazz Club, 31st December.



Jazz Voice

Jazz Voice on BBC

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

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Ian Shaw and Friends 2023

Ian Shaw & Friends

22-30 January 2023
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Ian returns to the stage at Dean Street, presenting this unique season of dazzling collaborations from the international world of jazz, soul, pop, new song-writing and beyond. Early booking is strongly advised!

From hugely popular years-old pairings (Claire Martin, Liane Carroll) through exciting young singer-songwriters (Daisy Chute, Matt Kent) to a world premiere of Ian’s brand new album.

Mari Wilson, Liane Carroll, Natalie Willams, Matt Kent, Daisy Chute, Georgina Jackson, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir, Claire Martin and Linda Lewis, as well as four band shows and an exciting new piano bar night.



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


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.


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

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