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Friday, 27 May 2016

Ian Shaw at Wakefield ...

Super-star of the Jazz world Ian Shaw has recently been using his celebrity to draw attention to the plight of refugees stuck in “The Jungle” outside Calais. He has put his “action where his mouth is” and made numerous visits to the people in the camp with succour in various real forms. This is characteristic of the man who has always been known for his generosity to young musicians.
Apart from many high profile performances Ian often makes recordings themed around the work of a particular jazz composer – his latest celebrates Fran Landesman.

The sponsor of tonight's gig was particularly taken by Ian’s tribute to Joni Mitchell and so tonight’s performance will include a liberal sprinkling of the material from a previous CD “Drawn to all Things” (2006)

". . .the gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty singer puts his improvisational skill and gambler's instinct to work on everything" The Guardian

Ian Shaw - piano and voice
Jami Saffarudin – piano
Miguel Gorodi - trumpet

Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,

This is a sponsored gig - we are extremely grateful for our sponsor’s generosity

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