Jazz at the Yvonne Arnaud


Tuesday November 24th 7.30pm


Following the latest Government guidance, this show is currently not on sale. The Theatre will contact all existing ticket holders shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

★ Ensemble of the Year Winners Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018
★ Best Small Group Public Vote winners British Jazz Awards 2018
★ Ivor Novello Composer Awards 2019 

‘A celebration of life itself.’  LondonJazzNews

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

‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic.’ thejazzmann.com

Spirited, eloquent and gracefulThe Guardian

ARQ Bassist & composer Alison Rayner’s award-winning quintet combine 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.

ARQ’s profile has risen dramatically over the past five years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their first two albums August (2014) and A Magic Life (2016), and their latest album Short Stories (2019). They have built a substantial and wide-ranging audience, receiving national and international radio play and four and five-star reviews in jazz and national press.

Individually, the group’s track record includes work with such international artists as Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, George Russell, John Harle, The Guest Stars, Marjorie Whylie, Sharon Freeman, Jayne Cortez, Tal Farlow and BBC TV’s Rockschool series, broadcasted in both the UK and USA. You can read more about them and listen to their music at www.alisonrayner.com

Featuring: Alison Rayner – double bass, Buster Birch – drums, Deirdre Cartwright – guitar, Diane McLoughlin – saxophones, Steve Lodder – piano.

Inspired by real-world ideas, people and situations but infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventuresBBC Music Magazine

The performance will take place in the main auditorium of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. In order to maintain social distancing the auditorium is divided into numbers of ‘pods’, each seating from 1 to 4 customers. Please explore the online seating plan to find the appropriate size pod for your booking. 

Tickets £22.50 Guildford Jazz Members/ £25 non-members, inclusive of booking fees. Click here to find out more and book tickets: