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Ian Shaw and Friends 2021

Shaw's Early Xmas Caper

In this one-man show, Ian explores the joys, tears and sheer horror of the festive season. Expect seasonal songs and razor-sharp comedy.

Sunday 5th December
Friday 10th December
Cambridge Modern Jazz at St Andrew's Street Baptist Church
Sunday 12th December
The Electric Theatre, Guildford

Shaw Shimmers Into Xmas at Crazy Coqs

Join Ian for a cracker of a show, after another right old figgy pud of a year. With some very special guests from the world of music and theatre. Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly. Sunday 19th December at 3pm and Monday 20th December at 7pm.



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Ian Shaw's New Year's Eve Bash

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



Ian Shaw and Friends 2021

Ian Shaw & Friends at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho

Ian is back on stage at Dean Street with a dazzling season of collaborations from the international world of jazz, soul, pop and beyond. Sunday 23rd to Monday 31st January 2022.

Claire Martin, Natalie Williams, Tony Kofi, Polly Gibbons, Clare Teal, Heather Bambrick, Guy Barker, Barry Green trio, Joe Stilgoe and Madeline Bell.

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Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott's

Ian performs his show When Bowie Met Joni with band on Wednesday 1st December, two shows.


Livesteam: (9.15pm)


Not Even Music

Not Even Music, the podcast

The two series of Shaw's much-awaited podcast have been gaining rave reviews from all over the world, since Series 1 began in the autumn of 2020.

A gentle but pithy glance at the ever-changing world, covering showbiz, London living, incident and memoir – it's as close-up to Shaw as you'll get during these strange times.

I absolutely loved it” — Julian Clary

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.



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.

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Buy CDs

Ian's CDs

What's New, Ian's current release, as well as 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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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

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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).