Ian Shaw (singer)

Ian Shaw ( born June 2, 1962 in St Asaph, Wales ) is a Welsh jazz singer, pianist, actor and music producer.

Life and work

Ian Shaw studied in London, where he worked since the late 1980s; initially he appeared in musicals on as a comedian. He met Carol Grimes and Julie and Keith Tippett. He took several times with the singer Claire Martin and had with her appearances on the BBC Radio 2 show Big Band Special, whose leader he was. He also produced a BBC show with Charlie Crocker. 1994 Shaw was a guest soloist in the big band of Gail Thompson and 1995 in the band by Geoff Gascoyne. 1995/96 was her albums Ghost Songs and The Echo of a Song, in which participated include saxophonists Iain Ballamy and Mornington Lockett. In 1998, Shaw and Cedar Walton Ballamy the album In a New York minute, with standards such as "Last Night When We Were Young". Followed in 2003 by the album A World Still Turning, in which the singer Mark Murphy made ​​a guest appearance; in the backing band played Eric Alexander, Paul Boll Back, Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Mark Fletcher.

Shaw also appeared in 2002 in Jerry Springer: The Opera on; In 2005 he had a film role in the film Pierrepoint. In the years 2004 and 2007, Shaw won the award as " Best Jazz Singer " at the BBC Jazz Awards.

Ian Shaw is not to be confused with the British Egyptologist ( b. 1961 ).

Disco Graphical Notes

  • In a New York Minute ( Milestone Records, 1999)
  • Soho Stories ( Milestone, 2001)
  • A World Still Turning (441 Records, 2003)
  • Drawn to All Things: The Songs of Joni Mitchell ( Linn, 2006 Hybrid SACD)
  • Life Jacket ( Linn, 2008 Hybrid SACD)
  • Somewhere Towards Love ( Splash Point Records, 2009)
  • The Abbey Road Sessions ( Splash Point Records, 2011)
  • A Ghost in Every Bar - The Lyrics of Fran Landesman ( Splash Point Records, 2012)