Two jazz vocalists and pianists are performing at the Crucible Studio to kick off the new Sheffield Jazz season on January 18.
Sheffield Jazz describe the Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw Duo as: “Two stunning voices, two magnificent singer-pianists, two great friends whose rapport makes every gig they play as informal as a kitchen sing-song.
“They bring personality, musical class and incorrigible wit to a repertoire that covers the jazz songbook, contemporary songs as well as their own originals. Prepare for an emotional roller coaster with this multi award-winning pair.”
Ian Shaw was named as Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and he and Liane Carroll have four BBC jazz awards between them.
The friends who met on a European tour 20 years ago have collaborated on many concerts and projects, as well as guesting on each other's recordings.
Their version of Carole King's You've Got A Friend has been performed as the closing number in shows from London and Warsaw to Glasgow and Barbados.
Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for more than 35 years.
She has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she appeared at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival.
Ian Shaw’s career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the alternative cabaret circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand.
He then moved from the singer-pianist format to working with his new band to an eventual move into jazz. Collaborators include Quincy Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Iain Ballamy, Mornington Lockett, Barb Jungr, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Cedar Walton and Joe Lovano.