Spiritual Jazz Flute | Chip Wickham - "Blue To Red"
Friday 9th, April
8:00pm - 10:00pm
ISQ are a critically-acclaimed post-jazz/art pop quartet from London featuring:
Irene Serra - vocals (Wynton Marsalis, Norma Winstone, US3)
Richard Sadler - double bass (founding member of the Neil Cowley Trio)
Naadia Sheriﬀ - piano (Yazz Ahmed, Hermeto Pascoal)
Chris Nickolls - drums (Andy Sheppard, Jean Touissant).
“...ISQ are a melting pot of genres – jazz, pop, acoustic and experimental – which all blend together to entrancing eﬀect...” - Time Out London Critics Choice
Described as "EST with vocals", this crossover jazz outﬁt embrace “the song” as an improvisational framework to move into diﬀerent – sometimes unexpected - sonic directions and moods.
ISQ released their much-anticipated third album, “Requiem For The Faithful” in September and are currently touring around the UK. It is in a live setting that these musicians really show their jazz roots, expanding the framework of the songs and relishing in the musical spontaneity and interplay. Hear them when you get the chance.
“...singer Irene Serra has a strong stage presence and a compelling vocal tone, which she uses to great eﬀect on original songs that defy categorisation…” - Jazzwise
"...Their arrangements draw on jazz, rock and electronic music, using the skills of the band’s individuals to the full, in music which is uniquely theirs…" - London Jazz