At the 14th annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards for 2018 Ian won for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. This award is one of many for the cabaret star who most consider the UK’s finest Male Jazz singer.
Ian Shaw is distinctive, creative and original; his talent and technical ability is undeniable. Noted for his flexible, adventurous vocal style, Shaw has an exceptional ability to re-interpret not only jazz standards but also rock and pop songs. Born in Wales in 1962, his career as a singer, pianist and songwriter began in the 1980s. By 1997, he had established himself as the UK’s top jazz singer and was performing regularly in the USA.
Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and has twice been named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.
“Praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer” – Jazz Times
Ian has graced The Cinnamon Club many, many times so it is lovely to welcome him back to the club for JazzVoices.