THE ALISON Rayner Quintet plays Stratford Riverside Jazz on Wednesday April 26.
The bass player and composer has been playing jazz and other styles of music since the mid-70s. In the 80s she
spent five years with the critically acclaimed jazz/Latin group the Guest Stars touring all the major international jazz venues
and festivals, also recording three albums with them.
She currently leads ARQ, her contemporary jazz quintet, who have built a substantial and wide ranging audience over the
past two years for their “deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz” (Jazz UK).
They released their acclaimed debut
album ‘August’ in 2014, with extensive national touring following and a second album ‘A Magic Life’ followed last
Rayner also plays and records with, among others, acoustic world trio Koral Society, the Deirdre Cartwright Group,
trumpeter Chris Hodgkins’ quartet and vocalist Carol Grimes.
She has co-run Blow the Fuse Records & Blow the Fuse Jazz Club in London since 1989, performing with artists such as
American jazz guitarist Tal Farlow, New York jazz poet Jayne Cortez, Denardo Coleman, Ian Shaw and John Etheridge.
The gig at Riverside on Tiddington Road starts at 8pm.
Call 01789 207100 for tickets and further details.