Top quintet to play at Arnold venue

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The Alison Rayner Quintet will be headlining a gig at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold on March 9.

Bass player and composer Alison Rayner 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 came out last year.

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Photo by Jane Reid