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BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award Finalist

Help Musicians Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2021

Essentially Ellington Outstanding Soloist Award 

Richard Turner Jazz Fund Award

Lancaster Jazz Festival Youth Commission 2018
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Tom Ridout is a young Jazz Saxophonist and Recorder player based in London. A graduate of The Royal Academy of Music, Tom is a prolific composer who fronts three especially compelling yet contrasting bands playing his original compositions.

“fiery, focussed soloing by impressive tenor saxophonist Tom Ridout” (Selwyn Harris- Jazzwise)

“If you get a chance just go and see this band: their repertoire is rich in textures, complexity and virtuoso performances -you won’t be disappointed” (John Morrow – Riff Magazine)