Radhika de Saram Quartet

Thursday 2nd November


Unfortunately we have had to cancel this show due to poor travel conditions caused by today’s storm. The band would have been travelling by train from London which is looking increasingly problematic. Ticket buyers have now been contacted via email.

Doors: 7:30pm
Unreserved seated show
Age requirements: 18+

Altered State Jazz presents …

Radhika de Saram Quartet

Featuring …

Radhika de Saram – Bass
Zhenya Strigalev – Saxophone
Charles Kieny – Accordion & Effects
Ben Brown – Drums

“A maverick at the heart of modern jazz.”  ★★★★​ The Telegraph

Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev and Charles Kieny.

Introducing the new project by Radhika de Saram featuring Zhenya Strigalev on saxophone, Ben Brown on drums and Charles Kieny on accordion and effects. 

The group will perform Radhika’s original compositions from her upcoming debut album ‘From the Crow’s Nest’ which will be released on the 24th November. The music is influenced by jazz, World music and Sri Lankan folk song and rhythm.

Radhika de Saram was born in Sri Lanka to a family of classical musicians and moved to London aged five in 1996. Radhika actively freelances as a violinist in London, touring and recording with orchestras such as London Contemporary Orchestra and Chineke! Orchestra, and performs frequently in prestigious venues such as the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall amongst others and tours regularly In Europe.

She has recorded violin on the soundtracks for films such as ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ which won an Oscar for Best Music, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ , ‘Tar’, and ‘One Life’ and for albums by bands such as The National and The Smile amongst others, as well as performing as part of a string section with icons such as Grace Jones, Alicia Keys, Eric Calpton and Little Simz. Radhika also composes and plays bass guitar, and has performed her own original music with her band in various venues around UK, Europe, Russia and Sri Lanka.

‘From the Crow’s Nest’ will be Radhika’s debut album. The majority of these tunes were written during the lockdown and was her first time composing. Musical influences include folk music from her native country, Sri Lanka, as well as jazz and other styles she’s encountered while travelling and while working as a freelancer in London.