NOV 2018 News from the Fuse

What a month we’ve had, talk about the 73 bus! Last week, ARQ won ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and now ARQ is the ‘People’s choice’ in Best Small Group in the 2018 British Jazz Awards! In the same awards, Alison came runner up in the Double Bass player of the year category, Alexandra Ridout, who we featured last year in our Tomorrow the Moon series, was Rising Star and Winston Clifford was Jazz Drummer of the year. Thank you to all those who voted for us! We’re sooooo proud and you can join in the celebrations THIS Thursday at the Vortex… And in the meantime, read Alison’s new interview/feature in London Jazz News: HERE

ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet Thursday 8 November at the Vortex

2018 has been a great year for the band, with UK festivals and club dates, a great tour of Germany in September – and now winning ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ in the prestigious 2018 All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Come along to the Vortex to celebrate with us! Tickets on sale now! BOOK while you can still get a table.

‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic, possessed of a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality, frequently inspired by personal experiences’ (the

And coming up in December…

THE ELECTRIC LANDLADIES  Friday 7 December at Boston Music Rooms


A great and groovy night with anthems from the Pretenders & Eurythmics, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder, rock out to Janis Joplin and Free, throw in some disco from the Trammps and Chic and classic 60s soul… it’s going to be a brilliant party!

The Boston Music Room is directly opposite Tufnell Park tube station, lots of good places to eat round there – and there’s a reduced price for advance tickets too.

Mrs Dates Diary:


  • Thursday 8 Nov ARQ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston BOOK
  • Wednesday 14 Paint it Blue Deirdre Cartwright & Rachel Bartlett Hackney Empire Bar, E8 1EJ.
  • Monday 19 ARQ Edinburgh Traverse Theatre
  • Tuesday 20 ARQ Eyemouth Hippodrome
  • Wednesday 21ARQ Edinburgh Jazz Bar
  • Thursday 22 ARQ Newcastle The Globe
  • Friday 23 ARQYork The Basement


  • Friday 7 December The Electric Landladies XmasParty  at the Boston Music Room (behind Boston Arms & opposite Tufnell Park tube) BOOK
  • Thursday 13 DecemberDeirdre Cartwright PLAY group featuring Louise Elliott (sax/flute) at the Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston BOOK


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