Tomorrow the Moon 2017

Tomorrow the Moon is back with an exciting season of double bills of contemporary jazz led by woman. Our first gig on Thursday October 12 featured BBC Young Musician of the Year Alexandra Ridout and her quintet with Solar Flares. Then two brand new groups for our EFG London Jazz Festival gig at the Old Church with Casimir Connection and Trio Cucara.  Thursday December 14 we end the first half of the season with a tremendous double bill featuring up and coming Leeds trio J Frisco and fab guitar duo Free Spirit who will be inviting audience participation in a melodic but ‘of the moment’ performance. Details of all our gigs and events for 2017 are going up at the moment so watch this website or connect with us on Facebook fb

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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 are thrilled to have been awarded public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, ACE.

This is towards the recording of ARQ’s second album ‘A Magic Life’ and the costs of touring Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017. The funding will also enable us to incorporate ‘Tomorrow the Moon’ events and workshops into selected gigs in 2017.


See our gigs page for details on all our events.

ARQ New Album ‘A Magic Life’ tour 2017

ARQ have completed the first leg of their ‘A Magic Life’ tour of 30 UK dates, ending with a full house at Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club. We’re writing, resting and refreshing now – and will be back on tour later this year.

Dates so far confirmed are:

Mon Nov 20 Appledore Beaver Inn
Tues Nov 21 St Ives Jazz Club
Wed Nov 22 St Austell
Thurs Nov 23 Cambridge Jazz Festival
Fri Nov 24 Orpington Jazz Club

Fri Dec 7 Lauderdale House Jazz

Thurs Feb 8 Jazz Coventry
Fri Feb 9 Birmingham Jazz
Sat Feb 10 Shewsbury Hive
Fri Feb 16 Chichester Jazz Club
Wed Feb 21 Soho Pizza Express

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’

Alison Rayner double bass/composer
Deirdre Cartwright guitar,
Steve Lodder piano,
Diane McLoughlin saxophone,
Buster Birch drums.