Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir

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Last Show: Thursday 25 th July 2019

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Ian Shaw returns to Maidstone with a show featuring songs from his next release 'Silent Wish' (Michel Legrand, Great American Songbook). Ian has been described as one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced, as well as being a talented pianist, song writer, presenter and record producer. Parliamentary Jazz Awards winner in 2017 and 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. A regular headline draw at London's iconic Ronnie Scott's (he presents their worldwide radio show also), Shaw has regularly toured the US, Canada, Australia, the Far East as well as all across Europe. Ian is joined by Jamie Safir, one of the finest young pianists of his generation (Will Young, Judy Jackson) who features on the new recording.  

“a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their hearts conspicuously on their sleeves”

The Telegraph