Steinway 2-Piano Festival

Ian Shaw + Jamie Safir

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Last Show: Tuesday 26 th March 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

One of the world's finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw teams up with irrepressibly brilliant pianist Jamie Safir (Will Young, Elaine Delmar, Kyle Minogue). Jamie has featured on Ian’s last two albums, ‘What’s New’ and ‘Greek Street Friday’, co-writing and producing the latter also.

" of the biggest talents of British jazz piano"

Jay Rayner, the Guardian (on Jamie Safir)

Ian Shaw 

Multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist - BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018,alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017 - Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.

Shaw’s career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. Shaw was spotted by Dave Illic, jazz critic for City Limits and was described as “the voice of the decade”.

Jamie Safir

Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and popular music.

His performance credits include: Kylie Minogue, Will Young, Tom Walker, Birdy, Tony Hadley, Mica Paris, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Louise, Paul Heaton, Gabrielle Aplin & Damian Lewis.

As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene he has worked with: Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Emma Smith, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams. 

Jamie currently teaches jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is a Specialist External Assessor at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

Steinway 2-Piano Festival