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Ian Shaw - New Workshop Saturday 14 May!

6 March 2022

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Record producer, broadcaster, raconteur, pianist oh, and one of Europe’s finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw has it all. Named Best Vocalist of the Year twice(!) at the BBC Jazz Awards and most recently 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards "Vocalist of The Year", Ian is a huge talent with the most engaging personality and an ability to make every song his own.

If you missed his sold out masterclass this past January, Ian has announced another workshop to be held at the 606 on Saturday the 14th May from 11am-5pm. Limited to 8 participants, the class will cover all round aspects of performing, including:

:: choice of material
:: how to practise with (and without) a pianist or guitarist
:: range and choice of keys
:: shaping songs and storytelling
::  using breath
:: getting the best sound on stage

The essence of the day is to perform to the group - enjoying and benefitting from the support and ears of Ian and your fellow singers! A secure and fun group spirit will enable participants to improve their technique and sharpen their performance skills, while demonstrating individual singer/performer issues that can be shared and improved upon as the day unfolds. Ian's vast experience accumulated throughout his career as a working, professional singer, pianist and musician is simply invaluable and every moment of this class is an opportunity to learn. 

Here's a brief clip filmed during the last workshop: https://youtu.be/fsQANs-c5Is

The cost for the class is £100 and again, numbers are limited to 8 participants. (There's also an option to attend as an observer only for £40. However, observers will be able to ask questions as part of a 1/2 hour Q&A at the end of the class.) To find out more & book your place, please contact Charlotte Keech: charlottekeech@yahoo.co.uk.

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