BBC award-winning singer-pianist Ian Shaw gives his own personal take on a huge range of material from American Songbook to Joni Mitchell and even Gilbert O’Sullivan.
….”possibly the best male jazz singer to ever come out of these shores .”.
….”praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer” Jazz Times (USA)
…“gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty singer whose improvisational skill and gambler’s instinct work on everything” The Guardian
His performances are both technically awesome and emotionally charged. Whether in a prestigious venue like London’s Barbican or an intimate club, an evening with Ian, laced with humour, is a rare treat. We are thrilled to be bringing him to Lymm Festival .
Add to that the fifth anniversary performance of Lymm Big Sing, featuring exciting new arrangements as well as old favourites by Lennon & McCartney, Sting and Queen and we can promise a Festival night to remember.
The Lymm Big Sing was formed in Spring 2012 to give experienced singers and newcomers the opportunity to sing exciting modern popular music. Providing music for such a mixed ability group – from sight readers to complete beginners is a challenge but with many years of music teaching and choir leading experience husband and wife team Michael and Susan Healey have worked together to create original arrangements that are both accessible and interesting to the ear. The genre is mainly popular music – from Beatles to Barry Manilow but short “serious” pieces like Pie Jesu ( Rutter) and even medieval carols have been on the agenda.