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Alison Rayner Quintet

15th May 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£15
Described by London Jazz News as ‘a celebration of life itself’, ARQ’s music is inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic, with a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality, frequently inspired by bassist/band leader Alison Rayner’s personal experiences.
​Alison’s musicians sympathetically support her music, and their imaginative and assured playing is ideally suited to her compositions, reflecting a confidence inspired by working intensively together.
​Known for their vibrant, communicative performances, ARQ’s combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused grooves, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole.
​Winners of Ensemble of the Year in the prestigious 2018 All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards, ARQ’s profile has risen dramatically over the past five years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their two albums August (2014) and A Magic Life (2016), for which they received four and five-star reviews in the jazz and national press. The group are now touring to promote their third album, Short Stories.
​Individually, the group’s track record includes work with such international artists as Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, George Russell, The Guest Stars, Tal Farlow and BBC TV’s Rockschool series.
​Alison Rayner (Double Bass), Diane McLoughlin (Saxophones), Deirdre Cartwright (Electric Guitar), Steve Lodder (Piano), Buster Burch (Drums).
“If the first rule of life is to do what makes you happy . . . this album tumbles and flows with such a spirit, performed by a quintet whose musicality and heart enables it; a celebration of life itself.” – London Jazz News on A Magic Life
“If the first rule of life is to do what makes you happy . . . this album tumbles and flows with such a spirit, performed by a quintet whose musicality and heart enables it; a celebration of life itself.” – London Jazz News on A Magic Life

Details

Date:
15th May 2022
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
£15
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www.colchesterartscentre.com

Venue

Arts Centre (Colchester)
Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Phone:
01206 500 900
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