Cartoon Jazz II feat: Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw, with the Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus and the Big Buzzard Boogie Band

This choral jazz extravaganza of over 300 voices brings smiles to Colston Hall every year. In 2015 the Cartoon Jazz audience spilled out of Hall 1 led by the band and this year you can expect more of that Hollywood-style – featuring some of your favourite songs from the ’toons from the 1950s to the 21st century, Flintstones to Octonauts, with some Roobarb on the side. This year the incomparable British jazz superstar Ian Shaw joins us. Shaw is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading jazz singers. The songs are being arranged specially for this show, and will be played by the musicians who make up the Big Buzzard Boogie Band. 

Ian Shaw: “the gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty singer whose improvisational skill and gambler’s instinct to work on everything”  The Guardian


Line up

Ian Shaw – Solo

Conductor and Producer – Andy Williamson

The Big Buzzard Boogie Band…

Jonny Bruce – Trumpet

Ben Cummings – Trumpet

Duncan McNaughton – Trumpet

Amos Miller – Trombone

Ned Bennet – Alto Sax

Josephine Davies – Tenor Sax

Mick Foster – Baritone Sax

Jules Jackson – Bass

Charlie Stratford – Drums

Pete Kershaw – Guitar

Gareth Williams – Piano

Severin M’Poutou – Percussion


200+ community choir The Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus


Ian Shaw will also be running a MASTERCLASS at Bristol Folk House. You can claim 20% off the masterclass when booking with this event. Speak to Colston Hall Box Office for booking.