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      The Alexandra Ridout Quintet in City of London

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      August 15, 2020

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      10 Dean Street
      City of London, Westminster W1D 3

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      The Alexandra Ridout Quintet

      After her debut sell out at the club Alexandra returns. Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 at the age of 17. ” We were enchanted by Alexandra’s presence as a musician, her sound, but I think most importantly there was a relationship with the blues and swinging that sounds important in her playing” – Julian Joseph, Chair of the jury of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016. Alexandra is noted in ‘The shape of jazz to come: who to look out for in 2018’ in Jazzwise magazine “Trumpeter Alexandra Ridout was an outstanding winner of the BBC young musician jazz award of 2016 and just keeps on growing as an artist.” In November 2018 Alexandra won The British Jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ category. Alexandra has had her music played on various Radio 3 show’s, Jazz FM and at the end of 2016 was the featured soloist on a BBC live recording of Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Sweet sister Suite’ which was broadcast throughout Europe including Radio 3’s Jazz Now Show. She performed twice in the 2018 Proms –as a featured guest for ‘40 years of The BBC Young Musician’ and with NYJO.

       In October 2019 (aged 20) Alexandra was named as one of The Evening Standard’s ‘ London's Most Influential People 2019 – 25 future faces 25 and under’ . Of the 5 musicians on the list, the other 4 were singers, with Alexandra being the only jazz musician.

      She was delighted to be chosen by British Jazz luminary Clark Tracey to perform in his ‘Tribute to Stan Tracey’s Hexad’ during 2017 and from early 2018 to be a member of his latest Quintet who are to be seen regularly performing all over the country promoting their recent album  ‘No Doubt’.

      Alexandra is a past member of NYJO and plays with many other bands/ensembles including family band ‘The Ridouts’,  Tom Ridout’s ‘No Excuses’Band  (features on the album ‘No Excuses’), The Capitol Orchestra, Mathew Herbert Brexit Big Band, Clare Teal’s mini Big Band, Guy Barkers Big Band Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall, Yazz Ahmed’s Polyhymnia, Calum Gourlay Big band  and Jools Holland’s  Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

      Tonight she brings her extraordinarily talented young band to The Pizza Express. The quintet members all met at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz Department around 5 years ago and have been delighting audiences  across the country  at Jazz Festivals and Clubs ever since. Their passion for the music and outstanding musicianship produce an incredibly mature band sound that belies their tender years. They are equally at home playing hard swinging jazz, contemporary jazz, poignant ballads and solid funk tunes.

      “ A simply thrilling gig at The Verdict… one of the fieriest young groups imaginable… that blew away a capacity Verdict crowd”

      Cost: 15.00

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