Funk legend Pee Wee Ellis takes you on a trip through his musical life and times. 23rd March at Pegg Theatre, Bristol.
Tickets at: www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com
Ian plays this new boutique UK Jazz Festival. Eight acts over two-and-a-half days. 5th-7th April at The Cinnamon Club in south Manchester.
Tickets at: thecinnamon.club
Ian has been nominated for the Jazz FM Award for Vocalist Of The Year, together with Cherise Adams-Burnett and Judi Jackson. The winner will be announced on International Jazz Day, 30th April.
Read more at www.jazzfmawards.com
Joining world-leading jazz musicians and US actors as Tony ‘Mongoose’ Bonilla in the world premiere of The Big Blind, a brand new drama written by Kurt Elling and Phil Galdston. 1st and 2nd March at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center.
Tickets at: www.jazz.org
The brand new video for the title track from the album, written by Tanita Tikaram and Ian Shaw.
Directed by fifteen year old Freddie Osman-Dal, this is a world of friendship, fun and solidarity, echoing the spirit of equality, joy and positivity in Tikaram and Shaw's music and words.
At the 14th annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held on Tuesday 16th October at PizzaExpress Live Holborn, Ian won for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The award was presented to him by Elaine Delmar.
“…the album demonstrates Shaw's range as vocalist and as songwriter. He is a fabulous singer whatever the musical genre, equally at home with jazz, pop or soul. He is a good pianist too…”
“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
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.
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…
From The Theory Of Joy (Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village), release February 2016. Please consider making a donation to refugee aid – all info below video.