november, 2022

thu24nov7:30 pmIan Shaw + Catherine Lima & Gabriel Keen Duo7:30 pm Event Type :Jazz Club

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Ian Shaw + Catherine Lima & Gabriel Keen Duo


IAN SHAW – ‘Jazz vocalist, internationally acclaimed and twice winner of BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist’

Join jazz singer and entertainer Ian Shaw as he presents some of his favorite songs. Expect music drawn from the rich vein of the Great American Songbook through to the cherished contemporary songwriters – Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder – alongside anecdotes from his life on the road and more. There’ll also be a sprinkling of Shaw’s pithy original lyrics that draw on the quirkiness of the human condition – a satirical take on good living, dodgy politics and the perils of yoga at 60.

Ian has been a staple on the British jazz scene for over three decades and is widely regarded as the best male jazz singer it has produced. He tours constantly in this country and internationally, with several of his recorded output being on US labels. Whether solo at the piano, with his trio or as the special guest with orchestras, he remains the consummate entertainer and his recordings and live performances have been recognized by numerous awards.

Ian has been presenting the weekly Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show on Jazz FM for more than ten years now and has recently added podcasting to his repertoire, with “Not Even Music” now in its third series.
“a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their hearts conspicuously on their sleeves” Telegraph
Ian Shaw

Jazz singer/song writer, Catherine Lima and prize winner Pianist Gabriel Keen, have been delighting audiences in the jazz circuit for over 15years. For this performance, they have carefully selected a repertoire of familiar songs plus a few originals.

Catherine has been delighting her audiences on the jazz circuit for over 15 years. A charismatic and entertaining performer, she has a warm expressive tone which she uses expertly to create moods from sultry to joyous drawing on influences such as Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Patricia Barber and Barbra Streisand.

Catherine’s musical projects include The Allure of Miss Lee – the story and songs of Peggy Lee – which has been playing to sell out audiences since 2019, and Love Letter to Broadway which is an homage to the Tin Pan Alley song writers.

She has performed at many venues in and around the London area including Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club, and the Culford Room at Cadogan Hall.
She has two successful albums under her belt to date – The Allure of Miss Lee (Songs of Peggy Lee) and Stories and Lies, which includes 4 of her own songs and is currently working on a third album which also includes some of her own songs.

Catherine Lima

Gabriel Keen studied music at Dartington College of Arts and London College of Music. In 2000 he won 2nd prize in the 5th British Contemporary Piano Competition. He has worked in many genres with bands and singers including Jon Owen of Global Village Trucking Company, Sue Holliday, Gary Howard of Flying Pickets, The Tiger Lillies, Simon Picard quartet, and Errol Kennedy’s Imagination. Gabriel is an accompanist for jazz, pop and classical singing classes at City Lit in London.

Tickets £17.50 | Doors from 6.30pm
Unreserved seating
A PortCaia Production in association with The Tower Theatre


(Thursday) 7:30 pm



The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3HL


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