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7-jun-24

An Adventurous Dream

Out now on CD and Double LP

An Adeventurous Dream, the music of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington – the new live album from Ian Shaw and Tony Kofi (alto saxophone). With Barry Green (piano) and Dave Green (bass). Recorded at PizzaExpress Live in London. Released by PX Records.

“This fantastic quartet brings Strayhorn and Ellington tunes to life on this superb live album.” The Billy Strayhorn Foundation

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23-may-24

Greek Street Friday

Greek Street Friday Live

Ian performs songs from his album Greek Street Friday with band.

Sat 25th May 2024
Sidmouth Jazz & Blues Festival (4pm). Tickets: sidmouthjazz.com

Sun 9th June 2024
606 Club, Chelsea. With Jamie Safir (piano). Tickets: 606club.co.uk

Thur 4th July 2024
Buxton Jazz Festival. Tickets: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

16-mar-24

Falling Uphill

Falling Uphill is the new single from Ian's album Greek Street Friday. Music and word by Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir.

12-jan-24

Watch Greek Street Friday on video

Greek Street Friday, written by Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir. Video directed by Cian Llewellyn. Watch more music videos, including Years with Matt Kent and To Be Held, on the Videos Page.

Greek Street Friday

Greek Street Friday

“a welcome addition to Ian’s impressive discography. It’s good to hear more of his own compositions, which always impress, and the band is superb throughout. Highly recommended.”
★★★★ Kind of Jazz

“a celebration of all that is good about Ian Shaw. He moves from the ebullient to the reflective as he uses his vocal and lyrical craft to bring to life a typical Greek Street Friday.”
★★★★ Get Ready To Rock

Reviews in full | Album details

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: anchor.fm | 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.

Read more at www.refugeesupporteu.com

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.

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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).