Their music is ‘inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic, possessed of a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality, frequently inspired by personal experiences’ (the jazzmann.com).

Their combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused melodies, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are known for their vibrant, communicative performances.

Winners of Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards