ARQ on tour Wakefield Jazz

Friday, 20th February 2015
7:00 pmto11:00 pm

ARQ A winner of the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Award for 2013, bass player and composer Alison Rayner leads this contemporary jazz quintet. Original compositions draw on a love for lyrical melodies, deep grooves and influences from folk, funk and Latin.

The lineup features pianist Steve Lodder (Andy Shepherd, George Russell, John Harle); guitarist Deirdre Cartwright (the Guest Stars and BBC TV?s Rockschool programme); saxophonist Diane McLoughlin (Giant Steppes Jazz Orchestra, Vortex Foundation Big Band) and drummer Buster Birch (Heads South, London Jazz Trio).

Tickets: £14

ARQ released their first album AUGUST in October 2014, supported by the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Scheme.

?August could hardly represent a sharper reminder to the British?jazz world of the breadth and depth of Alison Rayner?s often unsung?talents? It?s taken a while for Alison Rayner the composer to step all ?the way out of the shadows. But on the strength of this fine album,?she might have to get used to the spotlight.?
John Fordham

Blow the Fuse Records BTF1411CD
Distribution: Proper Notes

Wakefield Jazz Club
Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club Eastmoor Road
Wakefield?WF1 3RR (Please use WF1 3RZ for satnavs)

Five minutes drive from the City Centre. It is a friendly, atmospheric venue with a range of drinks available from the bar – including tea and coffee. Doors open at 7:00pm Music 8.30pm

There is plenty of free parking on site – and most of it is next to the venue