David Preston Quartet feat. Kit Downes & Seb Rochford

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David Preston Quartet feat. Kit Downes & Seb Rochford

Fri 05 05 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

David Preston Quartet feat. Kit Downes & Sebastian Rochford

5 May at Crookes Social Club,
8.00-10.45 pm, doors open 7.20 pm

David Preston: guitar
Kit Downes: piano
Kevin Glasgow: bass
Sebastian Rochford: drums

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Guitarist and composer David Preston leads a new quartet featuring ECM recording pianist Kit Downes, Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear, Sons of Kemet, Brian Eno) and bass virtuoso Kevin Glasgow. Known most notably for his work as composer and co-leader for the critically acclaimed modern-jazz trio ‘Preston Glasgow Lowe’ who released two highly rated albums on the Whirlwind label, David has been active in the London scene as both a sideman and bandleader for many years.This new quartet will be playing all-original music from their recently recorded debut album ‘Purple / Black Vol. One’ which was released on 28 April.

Click here for David’s Bandcamp site for the new album.
Click here for a review of the new album from Something Else Reviews.com

A finalist at the 2009 Montreux International Guitar competition, David Preston has been active as a sideman to a variety of UK musicians such as Jeremy Stacey, Nathaniel Facey, Asaf Sirkis, Peter Ind, the Heritage Orchestra, Jamie Murray, Michael Janisch and recently the internationally celebrated piano and drum virtuoso Gary Husband. Preston Glasgow Lowe released two albums of all-original music on the Whirlwind label – their self-titled debut and ‘Something About Rainbows’. He has also performed/toured/recorded with many US artists such as Grammy-Winning US jazz vocalists Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers & Jesse Harris and notable US based jazz musicians Sy Smith, Ingrid Jensen and Tim Armacost.  www.davidprestonmusic.com/

“Virtuosic” – The Guardian. “Amazingly talented” – Gary Husband

“Something About Rainbows” is one of those albums that’s pleasingly genre defying. Essentially it’s a jazz-rock fusion album, but one that truly highlights this trio’s originality” – UK Vibe 4 star album review 

Kit Downes is now acknowledged as one of Europe’s top jazz pianists. He composes for and tours with his own group ‘Tricko’ (in which he plays piano, with Lucy Railton – cello), while also working with ‘Wedding Music’ (playing church organ, Tom Challenger – saxophone) and piano trio ‘The Enemy’ featuring Petter Eldh (bass) and James Maddren (drums). He also plays and writes for ‘Troyka’, and collaborates with many other musicians, composers, artists, filmmakers and organisations. www.kitdownesmusic.com/

“One of the finest pianists of his generation” – Timeout

Kevin Glasgow studied Popular Music at Napier University in Edinburgh. Whilst there he played regularly on the Edinburgh jazz circuit. He has performed and recorded with many different artists including Tommy Smith, Tim  Garland, Alex Hutchings, Alicia Olatuja, Ant Law, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He currently plays in a number of projects, including Jamie Murray’s Beat Replacement, the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Nicolas Meier World Group, the Dave O’Brien Electric Trio and Preston-Glasgow-Lowe. www.kevinglasgow.co.uk/

“Glasgow must surely be among the best bassists this country has ever produced” – Mike Flynn, Jazzwise

Sebastian Rochford is perhaps best known as a member of Polar Bear, two of whose albums were nominated for the Mercury Prize. He has also played with Acoustic Ladyland, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Sons of Kemet, Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock. Seb has worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard, toured with Patti Smith and recorded with David Byrne and Brian Eno album and played on Adele’s album ‘19’. Since late 2018 he has been playing with his new band Pulled by Magnets.

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Ticket Prices

Full – £16
Over 60, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free

We encourage you to book tickets online in advance, to avoid missing out and to make life easier and safer for our Door Team.  It will be possible to pay for entry at the door (preferably by contactless payment) if seats are available.

Advance tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz


Fri 05 05 2023
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:


Sheffield Jazz


Crookes Social Club
Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD + Google Map
0114 266 0114