ISQ are Irene Serra (vocals) and Richard Sadler (double bass). With Chris Nickolls (drums) and Naadia Sheriff (piano), they take a conventional jazz line up of vocals, piano, double bass and drums and add their own, very open, approach to their original music. Revelling in live performance, they embrace “the song” as an improvisational framework to move into different – sometimes unexpected- sonic directions and moods. The band members have performed in prestigious venues such as the Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Union Chapel in Islington, Kings Place, the Hackney Empire and the National Theatre. Their second studio album “TOO” was a Time Out London Critics Choice in 2015 and has seen them firmly establish a reputation as a formidable emerging force in terms of both creativity and performance. They are currently working towards their third album, ‘Because She Said So’, which will be released in Autumn 2019.

“...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

..A couple of years on from its debut, ISQ is perfecting its craft, becoming one of the most recognisable bands on the scene… an insight into a very special musical world…” All About Jazz
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