ISQ Irene Small

ISQ

Monday 18 July 2022, 12:00

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

Prices from £0.00 to £5.00

ISQ Book Now

Performers

Irene Serra vocals/electronics
Naadia Sheriff piano/synth
Richard Sadler double bass/electronics

Led by singer-songwriter Irene Serra on vocals/electronics, ISQ is a critically acclaimed band from London that combines elegant jazz-pop songs with powerful lyrics and Nordic Jazz sensibilities.

With Richard Sadler on double bass (founding member of the Neil Cowley Trio) and Naadia Sheriff on piano (Yazz Ahmed, Hermeto Pascoal), this crossover jazz outfit embraces songwriting in its own inimitable style. Its unique use of beautiful melodies, space and dynamics coupled with Serra’s evocative lyrics weave stories of a rare intensity. Undoubtedly one of the most original bands on the scene.

Celebrating their 10-year anniversary this year since the release of their debut album and with a body of work that includes four critically-acclaimed albums, their performance will include fresh arrangements of their most well-known tunes and a preview of new material from their forthcoming fifth album.

‘One of the most recognisable bands on the scene…’ (Jazzwise), their second album TOO was a Time Out London Critics Choice and their latest album, Requiem For The Faithful (2019) has seen them firmly establish a reputation as an emerging force in the UK jazz scene of both creativity and performance.

With successive appearances at the London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club and a sold-out performance at the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019, their music has also been featured in Clash magazine and had radio play on BBC Radio and Jazz FM.

★★★★ ‘…Performed midway between jazz and soul mode, Serra occupies terrain Billie Holiday would find familiar; Sade too…’ (Jazzwise)

‘…A group who hone in on the soulful possibilities offered by improvisatory music…’ (Clash magazine)

‘Sublime vocals’ (Jazz FM)

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

Ticket Information

Seated ticket: £5
Standing: free but ticketed

All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See booking information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

Book Now
Sam Braysher Quartet

featuring Sara Dowling

Monday 4 July 2022, 12:00

London-based alto saxophonist Sam Braysher has received widespread acclaim for the two albums released under his own name, both of which feature renowned international collaborators. Golden Earrings, with American pianist Michael Kanan, was described...

Kate Williams Trio

Monday 11 July 2022, 12:00

Pianist/composer Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a distinctive writer and performer. She has released several CDs, each one to critical acclaim, including Made Up and Atlas And Vulcana (with her septet) and Smoke And Mirrors (with tenor...

ISQ

Monday 18 July 2022, 12:00

Led by singer-songwriter Irene Serra on vocals/electronics, ISQ is a critically acclaimed band from London that combines elegant jazz-pop songs with powerful lyrics and Nordic Jazz sensibilities. With Richard Sadler on double bass (founding member of...

Daniel Casimir Trio

Monday 25 July 2022, 12:00

Having won the Young Jazz Musician Award ‘with a great mix of communicativeness, simplicity and sass’ and winner of the Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year, multi-award-winning bassist and composer Daniel Casimir has played a crucial role...

Mátyás Gayer Trio

Monday 1 August 2022, 12:00

The London-based Hungarian jazz pianist, Mátyás Gayer is one of the leaders of his generation. The award-winning young musician is successfully forging his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the greatness of the jazz piano tradition. Th...

The Sugar Kings Trio

Monday 8 August 2022, 12:00

From the salons of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars lingered and the aged rum flowed, The Sugar Kings present authentic sounds of Son Montuno, Guaracha, Salsa, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Afro-Cuban jazz, served with a ray of...

Ronan Perrett Trio

Monday 15 August 2022, 12:00

Ronan is one of London’s most in demand saxophonists. He began music lessons at an early age in his hometown in Cornwall followed by his move to London in 2011 to study at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has performed as a leader at t...

Derek Nash Organ Trio

Monday 22 August 2022, 12:00

Irrepressible saxophone star of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and one of the hottest, funkiest players on the UK scene, Derek Nash received the British Jazz Award for best album for his Acoustic Quartet CD release Joyriding. He exude...

Keep up to date with events, news and opportunities to support Cadogan Hall.

Join our Mailing List

View our privacy policy