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Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2018 (Parliamentary Jazz Awards) comes to Bristol!
Ian Shaw is one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced. His recorded output, now numbering 15 albums to his own name, includes three US releases; his most recent album, “Shine Sister Shine” (Jazz Village) has received universal praise.
Shine Sister Shine is a celebration of the actions and art of extraordinary women – “an album crammed with sharp pain, deeply felt, then countered with soaring, resonant hope” (Stella Duffy). Moved by recent world events – the election of a cartoon president whose life is more suited to the high-end romps of a glossy pin-up mag hero – and the subsequent rallying of millions of women, Shaw has penned new songs reflecting two years ’ working alongside refugees.
Shaw is known as one of the jazz world’s supreme interpreters of the popular song form – here showcasing dazzling new arrangements of works by Peggy Lee, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, as well as friends and collaborators closer to home – Sarah Jane Morris, Gwyneth Herbert, Judith Owen, Julie Matthews and Tanita Tikaram.
He appears with his brilliant trio Barry Green, Mick Hutton, and Dave Ohm along with the Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus.
Ian Shaw – voice
Barry Green – piano
Mick Hutton – bass
Dave Ohm – drums
The Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus directed and conducted by Andy Williamson.
“the work of an impassioned and versatile artist…” ( Guardian)