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25 May 2018

Jay Rayner Quartet


The renowned restaurant critic, Masterchef judge and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet has one other skill. He’s also a jazz pianist.

Now Jay brings The Jay Rayner Quartet: Songs of Food and Agony, to the stage: an ensemble of top flight musicians performing tunes from the Great American food and drink
songbook including Cantaloupe Island, Black Coffee, One For My Baby, and Save The Bones. There will be standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom
Dearie and Dave Frishberg.

Alongside anecdotes from his life being paid to eat out on somebody else’s dime, he also talks about growing up with a mother, Claire Rayner, who was an agony aunt and plays
tunes that draw on the narratives of the problem page letter.

With the singer Pat Gordon Smith, bassist Robert Rickenberg and saxophonist Dave Lewis.


Jay Rayner - Piano
Pat Gordon Smith - Vocals
Robert Rickenberg - Bass
Dave Lewis - Saxophone

Times & Prices

Fri 25 May, 8pm

Running Time

110 minutes (including an interval)

Ticket Prices

Studio Floor - £20*
Studio Gallery - £25*
Studio Upper Gallery - £20*

*All prices are subject to availability, may only be available on certain performances and are subject to change without prior notice.