IAN SHAW & JAMIE SAFIR (6.30PM SHOW)
Saturday 2nd April 2022
‘One of the UK’s most musical jazz vocalists.’ The Guardian
One of the finest voices in British jazz, Ian Shaw has collaborated with an eclectic array of stars including Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Abdullah Ibrahim and Joe Lovano.
With a warm and instantly recognisable style all his own, he has won numerous awards and released a string of critically acclaimed albums since he first emerged in the early 90s. A regular presenter on Jazz FM, Shaw has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages – from New York’s Jazz At The Lincoln Center to London’s Ronnie Scott’s.
Having recently released his 16th studio album, What’s New – a superb collaboration with virtuoso saxophonist, Iain Ballamy, and the brilliant pianist, Jamie Safir – Ian Shaw is at the very peak of his considerable powers…and still positively fizzing with effervescent enthusiasm. A rare chance to see one of the true legends of British jazz in the intimate surroundings of the Hampstead Jazz Club.
Multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist – BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018, alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017, Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.
Shaw has toured extensively in the UK and has been the performer of choice at venues which include the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Blackheath Concert Halls, Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho Jazz Club, The Vortex, the Jazz Café and The Barbican to name but a few. More recently Ian has become a frequent visitor to Canada, as result of regular play on the 24 hour JazzFM91 radio station where his ‘Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show’ airs weekly.
His acclaimed 2006 album “Drawn To All Things – The Songs Of Joni Mitchell“, saw him “Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer” by Jazz Times. This was followed in 2008 by the autobiographical collection co-penned with David Preston, “Lifejacket”, also on Linn Records. In 2009 Shaw recorded his long-awaited solo album, “Somewhere Towards Love” (Splash Point Records), which continues to represent beautifully his increasingly popular solo shows. Shaw’s 2013 album, “A Ghost In Every Bar, The Lyrics Of Fran Landesman” (Splash Point Records), fulfilled a long-standing promise made to the late poet/lyricist Landesman, to make an album devoted to her work.
2019 saw Ian recording his next album “What’s New” with the legendary saxophonist and composer, Iain Ballamy and young piano player, Jamie Safir. This was released in April 2020. In the autumn of that year, Ian began recording his weekly podcast, Not Even Music, the second series of which was released in spring 2021.
“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists.” – The Guardian
“Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer” – Jazz Times
Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical-Director Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and pop music.
His performance credits include: Will Young, Birdy, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, Mica Paris, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Louise Redknapp, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin, Tony Hadley & Tony Christie.
As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene he has worked with: Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams.
”…one of the biggest talents of British jazz piano” – Jay Rayner, The Guardian
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
For £22.50 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £17.50 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 6:00 pm | Show: 6:30 pm