Friday 18th September 2015
- Saturday 19th September 2015
£20.00 - £45.00
Distinctive, creative and original, Ian Shaw is widely regarded to be one of the greatest male jazz vocalists in the world, with his exquisite interpretations of popular classics and accomplished original material. Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Award his talent and technical ability is undeniable, and his current album The Theory of Joy sees him at his best as both a singer and musician. His 14th studio LP, produced by BBC Radio 3’s Claire Martin, includes innovative takes on songs by the likes of David Bowie, Lionel Bart and his musical heroine Joni Mitchell, along with three newly written tracks.
With a career that began on the alternative cabaret circuit, alongside fellow performers Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand, Shaw is renowned for his ability to weave storytelling and comedy into his performances. The Guardian describes him as a “gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty” singer, displaying extraordinary talents on the piano. A mainstay in the jazz community he also presents the Ronnie Scott’s worldwide radio show for Jazz FM. A career spanning decades has seen stand out collaborations with fellow artists, from Van Morrison, to Nigel Kennedy, Kurt Elling and The Who’s Pete Townsend, along with tours that have taken him to the US, Canada Australia and, this year, Hong Kong and China. Touring his new album this year alongside trio Barry Green (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Dave Ohm (drums), this multitalented artist remains a leader in the modern jazz scene.
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