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
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)