RVJF: Alexandra Ridout + LYJO
RVJF: Alexandra Ridout + LYJO
Celebrating Jazz by Young Musicians
featuring: Alexandra Ridout Quintet / Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra / Jam Experiment
This festival gig is an opportunity for Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues to demonstrate an exciting future for live jazz music through appearances of the best young jazz musicians from Lancashire and across the UK. Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra (LYJO), a premier regional big band directed by Paul J Rigby, is joined in music by two young bands with a huge national profile thanks to one member from each UK band becoming a winner of the BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016. Alexandra Ridout, trumpeter and Award Winner for 2016, brings the Alexandra Ridout Quintet to open this youth jazz concert in fine style, following an appearance at the 2016 Manchester Jazz Festival. Her band will be followed by locally acclaimed and accomplished band, the Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra, and a sensational finale will see a combination of both bands joining with Jam Experiment, our Festival’s first ever Band-in-residence, featuring Alexander Bone, the 2015 Young Jazz Musician of the Year. Be sure to join us at this celebration of high quality live jazz from premier young jazz musicians.
Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra
Founded over 40 years ago and, now under the Musical Direction of Paul Rigby, continues to provide an opportunity for talented young jazz musicians from across the county to develop their skills and take their music making to an advanced level. The jazz orchestra has performed with many well-known musicians such as Kenny Baker, Mark Nightingale, Georgie Fame, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Lee Gibson, and have recently represented England at the prestigious Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
Alexandra Ridout Quintet
Alexandra Ridout (17) is the current holder of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016. "We were enchanted by Alexandra’s presence as a musician, her sound, but I think most importantly there was a relationship with the blues and swinging that sounds important in her playing” – Julian Joseph, Chair of the jury of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016.
Alexandra brings her precociously talented quintet of Noah Stoneman (15) – piano, Miles Mindlin (15) – guitar, Freddie Jensen (17) – bass and Luca Caruso (17) – drums to performing a set of originals and standards, from classic jazz to D’Angelo.
Rory Ingham (trombone), Alexander Bone (saxophone), Toby Comeau (keys), Joe Lee (bass), Jonathan Mansfield (drums)
Jam Experiment are a young jazz quintet now based in London, originally coming together at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester. They won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces Scheme, shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll. They have played at leading jazz festivals across the UK, leaving audiences in awe. The lineup includes the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone. The band are based in London, studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Expect an energetic approach of original compositions and arrangements.
"Jam Experiment is one of the best young bands I've ever heard. The instrumental playing is highly accomplished, but most impressively, this is a band that swings, has great arrangements and knows how to present itself. A really refreshing presence on the scene."- Alan Barnes
'Jazz North Introduces' scheme winners
Alexander Bone - BBC Young Jazz Musician
Tickets: £12.00 ADV / £11.00 Member / £5.00 U16's (For Ribble Valley Jazz Club Member Tickets, please contact Box Office on 01200 421599)
Layout: Unreserved Seating
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