About Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw is wonderful live, a raconteur of note, an observational comedian and just the most sublime interpreter of a lyric. Twice BBC Jazz singer of the year, he takes songs from Joni, Bowie, Duke & Porter and delivers them in his own unique style. Collaborators over the years have been many and include Quincy Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Barb Jungr, Liane Carroll, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth.
Like all established musicians, Shaw is often invited to mentor, masterclass and coach amd producing a wide variety of artists in the studio, such as Gwyneth Herbert, Jacqui Dankworth, Polly Gibbons and Jamie Cullum. He’s given masterclasses all over Europe (often during the city festivals), has given talks in the US, was musician-in-residence for a period at The South Bank Centre for VoiceLab, alongside Mary King, was head of voice at The West London Institute for four years, led recording masterclass sessions for singers at The Premises in London for a further five and is now affiliated to The Guildhall’s jazz course.