Alison Rayner Quintet

Thursday, 22 November, 7.30pm
Upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz …..

Winner of  ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards comes to The Globe in a joint promotion by Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East.

In ARQ, Alison Rayner has gathered a group of musicians who sympathetically support her music. The group’s imaginative and assured playing are superbly suited to Rayner’s compositions and reflect a confidence inspired by working intensively together.

Rayner cites both Charlie Haden and Eberhard Weber as influences – but there is always a strong sense of Rayner’s musical personality evident in the poignant folk-inspired melodies, rootsy grooves, Hendrix stoke guitar and improvisational invention.

Alison Rayner bass
Buster Birch drums & percussion
Deirdre Cartwright guitar
Diane McLoughlin saxophones
Steve Lodder piano

Admission £10
Tickets for this gig are available from Reflex CDs (0191 260 3246) or online from