Ian 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'. He has since gone on to win Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004 and 2007, and has amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums. A popular performer both in the UK and internationally, Ian Shaw is an incredibly colourful character and has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists. 'A high-class performance of timelessly high-class songs' (The Guardian) 'Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer' (Jazz Times). Photo: Tim Francis
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Award-winning British saxophonist and composer with a worldwide reputation and whose musical interests embrace both jazz and music from cultures around the globe. Renowned in Europe as the "Fantastic Englishman", Ballamy established himself playing alongside notables including Hermeto Pascoal, the late Gil Evans, George Coleman, Dewey Redman, Mike Gibbs and the New York Composers Orchestra. His distinctive saxophone voice can be heard in his improvisations for the BBC Radio 4 play 'Signal to Noise' by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, the movie 'Legend' and a documentary 'Joseph Losey - the Man with Four Names'. Ballamy also scored the award winning film 'Mirrormask' directed by Dave McKean for the Jim Henson company.
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Pianist/composer/musical director Jamie Safir is a regular feature on London’s thriving music scene. Regular keyboardist with Will Young, he has also worked with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Barb Jungr & Tony Christie.
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