David Preston Mµ Trio
Unpretentious, lyrical music from a superb, modern jazz guitarist that will appeal beyond the jazz audience
Back in February 2023, we had the ‘Lowe-r’ third of the Preston-Glasgow-Lowe trio, drummer Laurie Lowe come and play for us with Yolanda Charles’ Project PH. This year we’re delighted to present the ‘front third’, co-leader and guitarist David Preston, with his latest project ‘Purple/Black’’.
With over 150 concerts throughout the UK, Europe and Japan and two albums on the Whirlwind label under his belt with PGL, Preston has also been a sideman to top drummer Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Steven Wilson, Tal Wilkenfeld, and FNUK, who are on our program for 11th January 2024). In 2023, Preston could also be found playing in several of Emma Rawicz’s line-ups, including ‘Inchyra’, which I caught at the 2023 Brick Lane Jazz Festival, and with 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.
This show will feature material from the Purple / Black album alongside some brand new material. Preston is joined by Joel Barford on drums and Conor Chaplin on bass