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Award winning saxophonist Tom Ridout was predicted by Jazzwise Magazine in 2012 as an upcoming jazz musician to watch out for. He is a recent graduate from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, recent winner of the Lancaster Jazz Festival Youth Comission (2018) and a current member of NYJO. Tom formed his Quintet when he was studying at The Royal Academy of Music, to showcase his growing catalogue of original compositions. The Quintet has performed at major venues and festivals including Ronnie Scotts, The 606 club, The Vortex and The Bear Club.
Influences on Tom’s playing include Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Mike Brecker, Eddie Harris and influences on Tom’s compositions include Wayne Sorter, Joni Mitchell, Traditional English Folk, John Scofield, Led Zeppelin, Charlie Haden. Last year, released his debut album “No Excuses”, which features a 13 piece band including traditional jazz instrumentation with a string quartet and brass trio. Tracks from the album have been played on Jazz FM many times, as well as on The Jazz Report, TNGC Radio, Sennhesier Sunday Jazz Session and Radio 3’s ‘Jazz Now’ show accompanying an interview with Tom.
"Virtuosic Recorder" Mike Collins, London Jazz News
Tom Ridout / Tenor and Soprano Sax, Recorder
Billy Marrows / Guitar
Will Barry / Piano
Flo Moore / Electric Bass
Rod Oughton / Drums
£11 / £7 Students
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