Alison Rayner Quintet “ARQ” 13th June 2017, 8:00-10:30pm @ THE MUSE
LINEUP: Alison Rayner (bass) Buster Birch (drums, percussion) Deidre Cartwright (guitar) Diane McLoughlin (saxaphones) Steve Lodder (piano)
Bass player and composer Alison Rayner has been at the top of the British jazz scene for many years and is probably best known for her membership of the Guest Stars, the all female group who emerged at the time of the 80s jazz boom – Loose Tubes, Jazz Warriors etc.
Alison has played Brecon Jazz Club on previous occasions with the Chris Hodgkins quartet and together with Dierdre Cartright at Brecon Jazz Festival (Guildhall) in 2015.
An in demand performer Rayner has played acoustic and electric bass across a variety of musical genres including jazz, funk and soul plus various types of world music. Her credits include work with guitarist Tal Farlowe, vocalist Zoe Lewis and jazz poet Jayne Cortez. Alison Rayner is also an acclaimed educator who has taught at a wide array of colleges and summer schools.
For some years now Rayner and Cartwright have jointly promoted ‘Blow The Fuse’, an organisation dedicated to raising the profile of jazz in the UK with a particular emphasis on promoting the work of female jazz musicians.
Besides organising regular club nights (BTF has strong links with London’s Vortex Jazz Club and Rayner is a member of the Vortex Foundation Big Band) the organisation also runs its own record label.
Latest Album Reviews :A MAGIC LIFE” – “A gorgeous album synthesising mood” Jazzwise Mag, “With sound as story” The Morning Star, “Inspired by real world ideas” BBC music magazine.
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Admission £8/£10 members/non-members
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