jazz & blues

Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir - What's New

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date.

Listen out for three leading solo artists collaborating to share the best of popular songwriting as they launch their new album.

Big-hitter vocalist Ian Shaw, urbane saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy, and in-demand pianist Jamie Safir perform on the London stop of their What’s New tour.

Ian Shaw has sung with Quincy Jones, Cleo Laine and Al Jarreau, and appeared at Southbank Centre in January in the London premiere of Kurt Elling’s The Big Blind.

The recipient of two BBC Jazz Awards and a Parliamentary Jazz Award, he can be found on stage at Ronnie Scott’s and at concerts around the world.

Saxophone soloist Iain Ballamy has collaborated with Hermeto Pascoal and Cedar Walton and was a founder member of Loose Tubes.

Still in his twenties, Jamie Safir has worked with Claire Martin, Elaine Delmar and Clare Teal and regularly performs with Will Young.

He co-produced Barb Jungr’s acclaimed 2019 album Bob, Brel & Me and is releasing his debut album as leader in 2020.

The concert features standout music from Bacharach/David, Michel Legrand, Bernstein, Jobim and Duke Ellington.

With Shaw’s comedy chops, Ballamy’s ability to push a melody somewhere magical, and Safir’s symphonic piano playing, there’s plenty to look forward to in this performance.

Dates & times

28 May 2021
Approximate run time: 115 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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