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ARQ have won ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ in the 2018 APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018. Other nominees were Dinosaur, Ezra Collective and Beats & Pieces Big Band.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us, it’s an honour given the wonderful groups also shortlisted.

ARQ topped the Peoples vote at the British Jazz Awards where Alison Rayner was also runner up for Bass Player of the year.

Electric Landladies Christmas party coming up – Singing and Dancing to classic hits.
Deirdre Cartwright ‘Play’ Group 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 were shortlisted for the Services to Jazz award (outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK) in the 2018 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Congratulations to winner Jill Rodger and all her work on the Glasgow jazz festival.


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


8 London Vortex jazz Club
19 Edinburgh Traverse Theatre
20 Eyemouth Hippodrome
21 Edinburgh Jazz Bar
22 Newcastle The Globe
23 York The Basement

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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