Shaw’s most recent album, A World Still Turning, a unique collection of his soulful stylings featuring his distinctive rendition of "Alone Again, Naturally," was released on 441 Records in October 2003. This is Ian’s third nomination as BBC Best Jazz Vocalist.
In addition to winning the Best Vocalist award, Shaw co-hosted the event with last year’s Best Vocalist award winner, Claire Martin.
Stateside fans can listen to highlights of this year's awards on Radio 2 on Monday, August 2 at 2pm EDT at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/jazz/ and Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up on Saturday July 31, 2004 at 10am EDT at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/index.shtml
For more information, go to the BBC Jazz Awards or the 441 Records websites.