Ian Shaw's jazz credentials coupled with a naturally charming and comedic personality make him the perfect presenter for the Ronnie Scott's Radio Show!
Ian Shaw is an Internationally recognized jazz singer and twice winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Award. He has amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. An incredibly colourful character, he has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists and has collaborated with the likes of Guy Barker, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Quincy Jones.
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. Shaw was spotted by Dave Illic, jazz critic for "City Limits" and was described as "the voice of the decade".
Shaw is a regular on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 and his album "Lifejacket" cemented his reputation as a fine song-writer and a great jazz singer.
The former programme director of Jazz FM, Mike Vitti is the writer and executive producer of Ian Shaw’s Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show, which broadcasts on Jazz FM at 6pm each Saturday, and is syndicated around the world, as well as on British Airways Highlife.
Mike also writes and produces radio shows that appear on more than 40 other stations and networks around the world. Mike is also a freelance programming consultant for radio stations, where he specialises in audience and programming development and audience insight. His client’s include BBC Radio Wales, Mi-Soul Radio London and many many others. Mike curates compilation CDs and manages specific CD ventures and client liaison where compilations are generated for private clients such as Aberdeen Asset Management, who provide them as gifts to their clients.
You can often see Mike Vitti on stage hosting live shows with artists on tour, and his credits include: Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller and Ramsey Lewis, as well as artists such as Shalamar, Evelyn King, Keni Burke and many more.
As the host and resident DJ of Ronnie Scott’s Funky Nation every Saturday, you will see Mike playing in the club bar alongside a vast array of world class DJs. Mike played Silvers Hayes at Glastonbury in 2015, and you can often see him at Love Saves The Day in Bristol, The Margate Soul Weekend, Jazz FM’s Love Supreme Festival, The Luxury Soul Weekender and many more festivals across the UK and Europe.
And if you’d like to hear Mike doing his thing on the radio, then you can every Friday from 7pm on DAB across London on Mi-Soul Radio.