Ian Shaw's jazz credentials coupled with a naturally charming and comedic personality make him the perfect presenter for the Ronnie Scott's Radio Show!
Ian Shaw is an Internationally recognized jazz singer and twice winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Award. He has amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. An incredibly colourful character, he has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists and has collaborated with the likes of Guy Barker, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Quincy Jones.
Shaw's career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. Shaw was spotted by Dave Illic, jazz critic for "City Limits" and was described as "the voice of the decade".
Shaw is a regular on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 and his album "Lifejacket" cemented his reputation as a fine song-writer and a great jazz singer.
As well as producing and editing all the shows, Silas manages to catch interviews with many of the artists in between their run of shows here - recent interviews include Marlena Shaw, Billy Cobham, Soweto Kinch and many others (You can hear segments of all these on each Ronnie Scott's Radio Show).
Silas also loves a good celebrity interview, and in the past few months, we've watched in awe as his unashamed approach has seen him bag interviews with Sir Tom Jones, Steve Coogan, Seth Macfarlane and Tim Minchin.
Silas also presents 'Ronnie's Radio', a 30 day guide to what's coming up at the club. Silas is a music graduate from Westminster University and has been producing radio for over 5 years. He is also an avid musician currently drumming in London rock trio Kid Champion, and also presents a web series for Camden venue KOKO, entitled KOKO Presents