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The Musician Venue & Bar, Leicester

ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet

Thu 4th Apr | 8:00pm
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Led by bassist and composer Alison Rayner, multi award-winning quintet ARQ are widely celebrated from several years of extensive UK and European touring – and critically acclaimed for three album releases August (2014) , A Magic Life (2016) and Short Stories (2019).

A Magic Life (2016) and Short Stories (2019).  Their music combines richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies; this, along with their love of improvisation, creates a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are lauded for their vibrant, communicative performances.

Bright, open jazz music that rejoices in human experience without sentimentalising it ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

Memories brought to life. ★★★★ The Observer 

Tells its tales through strong melodies, sinewy rhythms and luminous solos, is by turns tender and exuberant…a great album.★★★★ All About Jazz

ARQ have come up with another impeccable album. ★★★★1/2 


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

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Full-price: £14.00

Students: £5.00


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Introducing Leicester Jazz House

Leicester Jazz House CIC is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation bringing contemporary jazz of the highest quality to Leicestershire audiences through the programme of events mainly at the Musician Venue, Attenborough Arts Centre and Y Theatre; and also promoting jazz in other ways, including through education.

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