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Our new season of Tomorrow the Moon is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and will begin in January 2020.

We’re also delighted to have been awarded funding to record the new ARQ album ‘Short Stories’ and for a national tour promoting the album.

Many thanks to the Arts Council Of England for their support….

and to the equally wonderful people working at the PRSF for the Women Make music fund.

The ARQ album was released on October 25th 2019 on CD and… Vinyl! See album page for how to order.

Thank you to all our supporters and watch this space for more news…

BTF we are..

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Last year Blow the Fuse celebrated 30 years. Started in 1989 by musicians and composers Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner who were members of the internationally acclaimed jazz group The Guest Stars, BTF have played a crucial role in raising awareness about women jazz musicians and importantly giving them support, a space and opportunity to perform in times which have sometimes been very challenging.

BTF have been very much part of the new resurgence of jazz musicians, which contain many talented young women. Beginning in 2012, Blow the Fuse seasons Tomorrow the Moon one small step for women’ have featured groups led by composers Laura Jurd, Yazz Ahmed, Laura Cole, Dee Byrne, Sophie Tetteh, Lauren Kinsella, Roz Harding, Nikki Iles, Shama Rahman, Daphna Sadeh, Flo Moore, Chelsea Carmichael, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia.

BTF have managed many UK jazz tours with new musical works, innovative collaborations and educational projects and they run the Blow the Fuse record label.

 Performances for the ‘Resistance’ and ‘Tomorrow the Moon’ seasons take place at the Vortex Jazz Club and the Old Church on Stoke Newington Church Street. See our gigs page for details on all our events.

ARQ New Album ‘Short Stories’

ARQ new album ‘Short Stories’ was released on 25th October 2019.
‘Croajingolong Bushwalk’, the first single from ‘Short Stories’ is available as a FREE download now on
iTunes/ Apple Music and Spotify.

Feb 26 Pizza Express Soho
March 12 Jazz Coventry
March 13 Birmingham Jazz
March 14  Shrewsbury Hive
April 1 Sheffield Lescar
April 2 Nottingham, Bonington Theatre
April 3 Derby Jazz
May 3 Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
May 28 Lauderdale Jazz
June 24 Gateshead The Sage
June 25 Liverpool Parr Jazz
June 30 Guildford Electric Theatre
July 12 Swanage Jazz Festival
Nov 19 Cambridge Jazz Festival

Bright, open jazz music that rejoices in human experience without sentimentalising it. A collection of eight perfectly formed originals that makes the most of three standout soloists.”
BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

‘A Celebration of life itself ‘ LondonJazzNews

LIVE preview of songs from new album
‘Short Stories’ released October 2019

New ARQ website HERE