David Preston

David Preston Quartet

Out to Lunch

Thursday 13 June 2024, 12:00

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

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David Preston Quartet Past Event


David Preston guitar
Ivo Neame piano
Niklas Lukassen bass
Jeremy Stacey drums

London-based guitarist and composer David Preston has been described by The Guardian as “virtuosic” and by Time Out as “a superb modern jazz guitarist”.

He released his debut album Purple / Black in 2023 featuring ECM recording artists Kit Downes, Sebastian Rochford and bassist Kevin Glasgow.

A finalist at the Montreux International Guitar Competition, David is composer and co-leader for the acclaimed UK modern-jazz trio Preston Glasgow Lowe and has released two albums (2016 & 2018) on UK/US label Whirlwind Recordings. The trio has performed internationally in Japan and Europe as well as playing over 150 concerts throughout the UK.

David has been active as a sideman to a variety of UK musicians such as Jeremy Stacey, Lianne La Havas, Nathaniel Facey, Asaf Sirkis, Peter Ind, Emma Rawicz, Eska, Goldie & the Heritage Orchestra, Jamie Murray, and the internationally celebrated piano and drum virtuoso Gary Husband.

He has performed/toured/recorded with many US artists such as Grammy-Winning US jazz vocalists Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, Jesse Harris, and notable US-based musicians Sy Smith, David Binney, Ingrid Jensen, Charnett Moffett, Patrick Cornelius and Tim Armacost.

Purple / Black received ‘Editors Choice’ and a ★★★★ review in the May issue of Jazzwise magazine. Vol. 2 of Purple / Black will be released on Whirlwind Recordings in 2024.

“Virtuosic… You are playing some scary sh*t” (Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Guardian)

“Amazingly talented” (Gary Husband)

Duration: 2 hours (incl. 30-minute interval)

Ticket Information

Seated ticket: £5
Standing: free but ticketed

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