Jazz @ Green Note presents…

JACT… An electric eclectic mix of heavy groove and improvisation.

Chris Young: Saxophone

Thomas Seminar Ford: Guitar

Ash Trigg: Bass

Jack James: Drums



Tom Ridout – Tenor, Soprano Saxophones and Recorder
Billy Marrows – Guitar
Will Barry – Piano
TBC – Bass
Rod Oughton – Drums

Award winning saxophonist Tom Ridout (24) 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

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.

“Names to note: … the very persuasive Tom Ridout on tenor” (Peter Vacher
– London Jazz News)

“Tom Ridout on virtuosic recorder” (Mike Collins- London Jazz News)

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

“His debut album is a fantastic showcase of the versatility of his
writing, ability and imagination” (Grace Scott Deuchar – Recorder Magazine)