ARQ • Alison Rayner Quintet

ARQ is widely celebrated from six years of extensive UK and European touring and critical acclaim for their albums ‘August’ (2014) and ‘A Magic Life’ (2016). Their third album Short Stories was released Oct 2019, supported by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation, and has received extensive radio play and press acclaim:

‘A series of vivacious musical adventures’ BBC Music Magazine

 ‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic…a beautifully integrated band’ The Observer

 ‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic’

 ‘A celebration of life itself’ LondonJazzNews

Alison Rayner Bass
Buster Birch Drums
Deirdre Cartwright Guitar
Diane McLoughlin Sax
Steve lodder Piano


★ Ivor Novello Award 2019 Alison Rayner
★ Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018 Ensemble of the Year
★ British Jazz Awards 2018 Best Small Group (Public Vote)