Shaw, Ballamy and Safir premiere ‘Once Upon A Summertime’ video

Multi-award winning vocalist, Ian Shaw, joins top UK saxophonist, Iain Ballamy and in-demand young pianist, Jamie Safir, for a wistful take on the Johnny Mercer/Michel Legrand classic

Iain Ballamy, Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir
Iain Ballamy, Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir

The track is taken from the trio’s new collaborative session, What’s New (Silent Wish Records), a collection of reworked classic jazz and pop songs, with the video filmed by all three musicians during lockdown and social distancing, and was directed by Shaw and edited and produced by Safir. See the video below.

The singer and pianist have also collaborated on a charity single 'We Stopped Talking', that they describe as “a letter to love, community and diversity”. Inspired by Robert Elms’ critically acclaimed book, London Made Us, to raise much needed funds in these uncertain times for the hugely compromised homeless, rough sleepers and vulnerable refugees. Ian's co-writer is Jamie Safir, who produced the song and edited the video, which can be seen here.

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