Record producer, broadcaster, raconteur, pianist oh, and one of Europe’s finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw has it all. Named Best Vocalist of the Year twice (!) at the BBC Jazz Awards, the multi-award-winning Ian Shaw is a huge talent with the most engaging personality and an ability to make every song his own. Described as “the voice of the decade” it is not by chance that he was the first British Jazz vocalist to be signed to American label, Milestone, which resulted in a number of highly acclaimed US recordings. A wry, witty and intelligent showman, Ian has an international reputation, including sell-out tours of the US, Canada and most recently Australia. Check out “A Ghost in Every Bar”, an album celebrating the lyrics of the wonderful Fran Landesman (who said that Ian’s version of her classic “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” was her favourite). Now signed to Jazz Village he released (both in London and Paris) his latest recording “The Theory of Joy” in 2016 to considerable acclaim and tonight he will be showcasing brand new arrangements by him of songs he has chosen for his next recording, "Shine Sister Shine", which he will be recording the day after this gig! All of the material has been written by women or about women and includes music from composers Joni Mitchell, Tamsin Archer, Alicia Keyes, Peggy Lee and 606 favourite Sarah Jane Morris. So, if you want to be the first to hear this project, this is the gig to be at. Ian will be accompanied this evening by the musicians who will be featured on that upcoming recording, the incomparable Barry Green on piano, Mick Hutton on bass and Dave Ohm on drums. Come prepared for an evening of musical surprises and a great deal of fun. Booking definitely advised.
“One of the scene's class acts”The Guardian; “…our finest Jazz singer” Time Out; “an eye-watering vocal range and bucketloads of soul” BBC; “an artist on top of his game” Jazzwise
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