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Alison Rayner has been nominated for Bass Player of the year in the British Jazz Awards. Still time to vote for her…at – public voting open until 30th September.

ARQ has been shortlisted for the APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018 in the ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ category. Other nominees are Dinosaur, Ezra Collective and Beats & Pieces Big Band.
Winners announced at the awards ceremony at PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, London Tuesday 16th October.
Thank you everyone who voted for us, it’s an honour.

Electric Landladies have two gigs coming up if you’re in the mood for dancing.
Paint it Blue’s residency continues, second Wednesday of the month at the Hackney Empire Bar and there are gigs from The Casimir Connection and ARQ at the Vortex. We’ve now finished our current season of Tomorrow the Moon, double bills of contemporary jazz led by woman, but we’ll be back with that at the Vortex in January 2019.
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Blow the Fuse has been nominated for the Services to Jazz award (outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK) in the 2018 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Winners announced at the awards ceremony at PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, London Tuesday 16th October.

We are delighted that we have been awarded funding from the PRS Foundations’s The Open Fund and we will be continuing our acclaimed season ‘ Tomorrow the Moon ‘

Double bills of outstanding original jazz led by women. Performances at the Vortex and at the Old Church on Stoke Newington Church Street.

Blow the Fuse were awarded public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, ACE towards the recording of ARQ’s second album ‘A Magic Life’ and the costs of touring.


See our gigs page for details on all our events.

ARQ Album ‘A Magic Life’ tour 2018

ARQ continue with gigs in England and they’ll be touring in Germany, September and Scotland in November later this year.

A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other.” Jazzwise ★★★★

…infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventures.
BBC Music Magazine ★★★★★

‘A Celebration of life itself ‘ LondonJazzNews

LIVE ‘The Trunk Call’ from the latest album
‘A Magic Life’

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