Ian Shaw 'Greek Street Friday'
The suite of songs in ‘Greek Street Friday’ are autobiographical portraits of people and place: 1980s London, New York, loving and losing, basement bars, poets, friendships, lovers, near-escapes and far-away places. The music is soulful, funky and bold and draws inspiration from Shaw’s early musical and lyrical influences — Bowie, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, early Elton John, Billy Joel, Rickie Lee Jones. Co-written by pianist Jamie Safir, Shaw recorded the album earlier this year, with Safir producing also.
With 17 studio albums to his own name in a career spanning three decades, Ian Shaw is also a talented pianist, song writer, presenter, record producer and actor.
Shaw’s recordings and live performances as a jazz singer have been recognised by two BBC jazz awards (2004 and 2007), a Parliamentary award (2018) and numerous award nominations including Downbeat Magazine (2017) and Jazz FM (2013 and 2019).
For over ten years Ian has presented the weekly Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show on Jazz FM which is syndicated worldwide and has recently added podcasting to his repertoire, with “Not Even Music” now in its third series.