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Ian Shaw
A Note From Ian...
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Join multi award-winning jazz singer, pianist, actor, comedian and broadcaster, Ian Shaw, in concert and in conversation, at this exclusive solo show for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021. He is join by the presenter, producer and DJ, Mike Vitti, and you, the audience. 

A Note From Ian...

"When I was invited by Katherine and the team to play a show at the magnificent Lauderdale House, for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival, I accepted with joy. With the wonderful Brian Blain on programming duties for many a great season, I always looked forward to doing my thang in that gorgeous room. 

The show will be just me at the piano, a format I’ve enjoyed for many years, especially at the smaller venues. Although I love being the jazz singer, working with my ace band, these solo outings allow me to return, in part to my comedy and cabaret years - I worked almost exclusively on the 80s and 90s stand-up circuit, where I met some amazing friends like Julian Clary, Hattie Hayridge, Barb Jungr and Mark Thomas. Finding myself working with bands on the jazz circuit more and more - it was Ronnie Scott himself who suggested to me, after a particularly rowdy late Friday audience - that the comedy and the music together was a good thing. 

But music. Always the music. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the songs that have shaped my life. From the early pop structure American ‘standards’ of the twenties onward, to the odd Sondheim, some Joni and Bowie, Randy Newman, Nick Cave, as well as some new writing. 

And some songs by me - covering the horrors of the health food shop, caravan holidays in Blackpool, my new push-bike and the contents of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s shopping basket. 


My brilliant radio producer friend, Mike Vitti will be chatting to me onstage. There are few contemporary jazz, soul and pop artists he hasn’t interviewed. 

I hope to see you there."


One of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced, Ian Shaw is also a talented pianist, songwriter, actor, presenter and record producer. Twice voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the prestigious BBC Jazz Awards, the recorded output of the London based singer and consummate showman includes three US releases. His solo shows and performances with his regular piano trio become ever more popular but he is also much in demand as the featured soloist with big bands and orchestras both in the UK and internationally. Over the years he has collaborated with the likes of Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Cleo Laine, Kenny Wheeler, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nigel Kennedy, Kurt Elling and The Who’s Pete Townsend and has toured with Abdullah Ibrahim, The Boston Pops and Cedar Walton. A regular headline draw at London's iconic Ronnie Scott's (he presents their worldwide radio show also), Shaw has toured the US and Canada many times as well as across Europe, and more recently performed in Australia and the Far East also.

A visionary programme maker, broadcast consultant, producer, writer, broadcaster, re-mixer, DJ, radio presenter and voice-over artist, Mike Vitti is passionate about music and broadcasting. Mike can be heard on a multitude of radio stations around the world every week. As a radio presenter and music broadcaster, his ability to engage with audiences on-air and on-line has proven hugely successful. As an In-Demand DJ, Mike performs at a host of venues, events and festivals across the UK and abroad. Michael also consults on many varied radio projects for the BBC and for independent stations. 

COVID-19 Precautions

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• Keeping a record of contact details for lead bookers.
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• Welcoming audience members with hand sanitiser.
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• Keeping windows open for good ventilation.
• Encouraging audience members and staff to wear masks, unless exempt or when eating/drinking.
• Recommending taking a lateral flow test for everyone attending.