dimanche 12 mai

20.00

Grand Auditoire

Maria-Chiara Argiro - synths

David Preston - guitar

Isobella Burnham - bass

Sebastian Rochford - drums, composition

Seb Rochford Quartet

Finding Ways

"Finding Ways" is inspired by finding ways to keep positive and bouyant among the challenges of every day life. The music is  centred around uplifting beats and grooves, mixed with heart centred singable melodies.

Isobella Burnham is a Bassist, Vocalist and Composer from London. She grew up in Barbados where she soaked up the rich musical culture. Isobella returned to London in January 2018 and has since played bass with Connie Constance, Jorja Smith, Tom Misch and Sampa The Great. She's toured around Asia, Europe and Africa playing festivals and headline shows. She will release her debut EP Dancin' Garuda on 21st May 2021.

 David Preston has been described by the Guardian as “Virtuosic” and TimeOut as “A superb modern jazz guitarist”.
He released his debut album ‘Purple / Black’ on Whirlwind Recordings 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 (’16 & ’18) 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.


Maria Chiara Argirò (pronounced ma-REE-ah key-AH-rah  r-gee-ROW) has been quietly weaving her way around the UK jazz, classical and electronic worlds since she moved to London from Rome 11 years ago. A pianist from the age of nine and a key player in the capital’s multi-national jazz scene, she’s lent her skills to indie band These New Puritans, lush jazz troupe Kinkajous and, more recently, collaborations with Jamie Leeming – their 2020 album Flow was nominated for one of the albums of the year in the Jazz Revelations Awards and was the Guardian’s jazz album of the month – and beat-driven duo Moonfish.
But with her new album, Forest City, she finds a glistening thread between these movements: it marks her out as an exciting rising electronic artist, where jazz meets Kelly Lee Owens, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead. It’s a concept record, about the “duality of nature and city”, and where organic sounds and textures seem to flow above the urban sprawl.

Sebastian Rochford is a four times mercury nominated drummer/composer and producer who lead the multi award nominated band Polar Bear and as drummer  with Sons of Kemet, Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Peter Doherty, Adele, Rokia Traore, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones and Aldous Harding among others.

Sebastian Rochford