Friday 18th September 2015
- Saturday 19th September 2015
£20.00 - £45.00
“Classy jazz singer in his element” The Guardian (UK)
Distinctive and creative, 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 in these shows Shaw will be bringing to the club that has been such an important place for his work his brand new arrangements of songs written by women from his new album. "Shine Sister Shine" has songs from artists and writers as diverse as Peggy Lee, Phoebe Snow, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell and Tanita Tikaram.
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, Hong Kong and China.
Alongside his 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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