“...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... you can sense a good few awards and an international tour in the offing” Jazzwise
She has performed in venues such as the Barbican Centre where she sang as part of Wynton Marsalis’ premiere of his Abyssinian Mass, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street, the 606 Jazz Club, the Union Chapel in Islington, Kings Place, the Forge Venue, the Hackney Empire, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the National Theatre.
Irene was one of the semi-finalists in The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer in 2008 and was the only European finalist in the Shure Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009.
This quartet takes the conventional jazz line-up as a mere starting point. ISQ are Irene Serra on vocals, Richard Sadler on double bass, Chris Nickolls on drums and John Crawford on piano.
Their second studio album “Too” was a Time Out London Critics Choice in 2015 and has seen them firmly establish a reputation as an emerging force in both creativity and performance.
Their highly-anticipated third album is due for release in Autumn 2018.