Alex Ridout 2021
for recording her debut album with the Alex Ridout Quintet
Crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 aged 17, Jazz trumpeter Alexandra Ridout won The British Jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ category in 2018 and in October 2019, Alexandra was named as one of ‘London’s Most Influential People’ under 25. She was a Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominee in 2020.
In 2016 Alexandra 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. Alexandra joined British jazz luminary Clark Tracey’s latest Quintet in 2017 and performed twice in the 2018 Proms – as a featured guest for ‘40 years of The BBC Young Musician’ and with NYJO.
She spent a year studying in Miami in 2019-2020 at the Frost School of Music. In 2020, she was chosen for the JEN Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo 2021.
Alexandra has featured on various albums released in the last 4 years and released her debut EP ‘Remote Duets’ in 2020. She has been part of many bands and fronts her own The Alexandra Ridout Quintet, performing her original compositions in jazz festivals, clubs and societies across the UK. This grant will go towards the recording of their album in July 2021.