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  Derby Market Place Marquee | Derby

  Derby Jazz

  21st August 2021 8:00pm

  FREE Under 16 with a paying adult £0.00

  Standard £16.00

  Book Tickets

ARQ Alison Rayner Quintet

ARQ Bassist & composer Alison Rayner’s award-winning quintet combine richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies; this, along with their love of improvisation, creates a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are lauded for their vibrant, communicative performances.


★ Ivor Novello Composer Awards 2019 for ‘There is a Crack in Everything’ from Short Stories

Ensemble of the Year Winners Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018

Best Small Group Public Vote winners British Jazz Awards 2018

‘A celebration of life itself.’  LondonJazzNews

‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic…a beautifully integrated band.’ The Observer

‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic.’ thejazzmann.com

‘A series of vivacious musical adventures.’ BBC Music Magazine


  Buster Birch Drums

  Diane McLoughlin Saxophones

  Deidre Cartwright Guitar

  Steve Lodder Piano

  Alison Rayner Bass


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