Tom Ridout


Tom Ridout performing at Fleet Jazz Club. Photograph courtesy of David Fisher (Aldershot, Farnham and Fleet Camera Club)

TOM RIDOUT was predicted by Jazzwise Magazine in 2012 as an upcoming jazz musician to watch out for.  A recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music and finalist in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, Tom is a composer who fronts his own bands.  Tom has performed at many venues across the country including Ronnie Scotts, the 606, Barbican Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace, Sage Theatre in Gateshead and many others.

Whilst at RAM, Tom studied with musicians such as Stan Sulzmann, Martin Speake, Iain Ballamy, Jean Toussaint and Gareth Lockrane, and has performed with Gregory Porter, Nikki Iles, Gwilym Simcock and Dave Holland.