Cartoon Jazz II feat. Ian Shaw

Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival

This choral jazz extravaganza of over 300 voices brings smiles to Colston Hall every year. In 2015 the Cartoon Jazz audience spilled out of Hall 1 led by the band, singing Ev’rybody Wants to Be A Cat and this year you can expect more of that Hollywood-style – featuring some of your favourite songs from the ’toons from the 1950s to the 21st century, Flintstones to Octonauts, with some Roobarb on the side. This year the incomparable British jazz superstar Ian Shaw joins us. Shaw is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading jazz singers. The songs are being arranged specially for this show, and will be played by the musicians who make up the Big Buzzard Boogie Band.

“The gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty singer [with] improvisational skill and gambler’s instinct to work on everything” – The Guardian

Andy Williamson – Conductor and producer
Ian Shaw – vocals/MC

The Big Buzzard Boogie Band
Jonny Bruce – Trumpet
Ben Cummings – Trumpet
Duncan McNaughton – Trumpet
Amos Miller – Trombone
Ned Bennet – Alto Sax
Josephine Davies – Tenor Sax
Mick Foster – Baritone Sax
Jules Jackson – Bass
Charlie Stratford – Drums
Pete Kershaw – Guitar
Gareth Williams – Piano
Severin M’Poutou – Percussion

200+ community choir The Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus

Part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up, please click here.

Ticket Offers

Group ticket offer of x4 tickets for £45 including booking fee.


Join award-winning jazz vocalist Ian Shaw for an afternoon of hands on vocal guidance, improvisation tips and group exercises and discover your own voice!

Claim 20% off the Ian Shaw Masterclass if you call or visit Colston Hall Box Office to book.

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