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Tribute to Joni Mitchell

Ian’s previous release on Linn Records, his heartfelt tribute to the songs of Joni Mitchell, Drawn to All Things (Linn Records) has had ecstatic reviews.

“An emotional, expressive interpreter with the ability to explore every aspect of both lyric and melody” MOJO****

“An artist on top of his game… a fine album” Jazzwise****

Hear Ian sing on the million-selling drum and bass hit “Everything's Different” (High Contrast) on Hospital Records.

BBC Jazz Awards

Ian won the Best Vocalist category for the second time at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007.

See Ian sing “A Case of You” here

Barker & Shaw Go To The Movies

Guy Barker and Ian continue to thrill audiences with their show exploring popular and little-known gems from Hollywood and beyond. See On Tour Page for details.

The HR Big Band

Shaw recorded a collection of Jörg Achim Keller arranged classics from the Hal David / Burt Bacharach songbook in March 2007 following sell-out performances with this show the previous year. He returned to Germany last summer and, under the musical guest directorship of friend and collaborator, Guy Barker, performed the show again as well as the bigband arrangements of songs from “Lifejacket” specially arranged by Barker.

Shaw duets with Liane Carroll

Liane invited Ian to accompany her on the Rodgers & Hammerstein composition “If I Loved You” for her highly acclaimed album “Slow Down” (Splash Point Records).

Shaw and Carroll (double award winner at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2005) recorded the Carole King classic, “You've Got a Friend” on Liane's previous album; “Standard Issue” on Splash Point.

Shaw can be heard duetting on an original composition on Judith Owen's new album (Linn Records) which also features contributions from Cassandra Wilson and Richard Thompson.

Other vocal matches made in heaven

As well as Shaw's continuing duet shows with his close friend, Linn recording artist, Claire Martin, Shaw has teamed up with the wondrous Clare Teal for an irreverent romp through popular classics, interlaced with comedy and anecdotes. “A New York Trilogy” (Arlen, Lou Reed and Carole King) features Shaw with celebrated cabaret and blues singer, Barb Jungr.

Marcella Detroit & Ian Shaw

Ian and L.A. based pop and blues singer-songwriter Marcy Detroit (Eric Clapton, Shakespear&#rsquo;s Sister) have not only done four sell-out shows at Pizza Express Dean Street celebrating Billie Holliday but are collaborating on an exciting new recording project featuring Marcella's original songs.

See Marcella Detroit's website here.

Ian and Charlotte Church

Ian has produced two beautiful new tracks for the Brit-nominated pop sensation: a haunting re-working of Kate Bush's “The Man with the Child in His Eyes” and the powerful theme tune from Baghdad Cafe, “Calling You”. These tracks were recorded at The Cowshed Studio, London (The Cowshed). They are available on Charlotte Church’s CD singles, “Call My Name” and “Mood Swings” on Sony BMG (Sony Music). Download Ian and Charlotte performing together here.


A British film, now available on DVD

Directed by Adrian Shergold, Ian played “Percy” alongside Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson and Eddie Marsan in “Pierrepoint” (Granada Films, US title: “The Last Hangman”). It premiered at the Toronto film festival in September 2005. “You're a very good pal of mine”, an original Shaw composition, is featured in the film.

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Upcoming dates

Fri, 31-May-2019
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho - Last Night When We Were Young

Sat, 01-June-2019
The Isle Of Wight Jazz Weekend - Last Night When We Were Young

Sat, 08-June-2019
Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London N16 8AZ

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