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Alison Rayner Quintet (Rescheduled from 27/06/2021)

Sun, May 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Alison Rayner Quintet (rescheduled From 27/06/2021)

Tickets for original date still valid. Ticketholders requiring refunds should email the box office at ticketing@colchesterartscentre.com

SHORT STORIES PREVIEW

A MAGIC LIFE

MAY DAY

“Rayner’s bass playing was always at the heart of the music . . . in many ways the quintet IS her instrument.” – The JazzMann

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:
Sun, May 15, 2022
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Venue

Colchester Arts Centre
Church St
Colchester, CO1 1NF GB
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