“Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.
Ian currently presents The Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show for JazzFM in the UK (and he hosted the inaugural JazzFM Jazz Awards in January 2013). The show is also broadcast on JazzFM91 (Canada) and Jazz901 (Rochester NY) and a special two-hour version forms the monthly-changing British Airways jazz show. Ian’s special “in conversation” guests have included Al Jarreau, Kenny Garrett, Patti Austin, Ruby Turner, Van Morrison, Fred Wesley and Marlena Shaw.
In the summer of 2015 Ian signed to Harmonia Mundi’s Jazz Village label and recorded his first album The Theory Of Joy for them, which was released in February this year (see reviews). A tour of the Far East and the UK is to follow.
Ian will be joined by his good friends The Phil Ware Trio.