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Jazz Herstory presents: Alexandra Ridout

Alexandra Ridout, Poplar Union, Jazz Herstory, East London, Women in Jazz, London jazz scene, Tower Hamlets, gigs in London, affordable gigs, live music, London
Alexandra Ridout, Poplar Union, Jazz Herstory, East London, Women in Jazz, London jazz scene, Tower Hamlets, gigs in London, affordable gigs, live music, London

BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 and Jazz Award ‘Rising Star’ 2017 runner up, Alexandra Ridout, brings a quintet of dazzling musicians, playing her own jazz compositions.

About Alexandra Ridout

Alexandra, renown for her incredible skills and bright young band, is an incredibly subtle, fluent and engaging trumpet player. Some of Alexandra’s recent performance highlights include performing with Dave Holland and the NYJC flagship band at the House of Commons, Pizza Express Soho with the Clark Tracey Quintet, with the RAM trumpets for the Kenny Wheeler Tribute at the Cadogan Hall, appearing at Manchester Jazz festival 2016 with her own quintet, and at The 606 with her family band ‘The Ridouts’.

Alexandra stood out because she connected with everybody. There’s a sense that she really, really loves the music. It was beautiful” Julian Joseph on Jazz Line Up, Radio 3

Alexandra’s four pieces in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award Final 2016:


About Jazz Herstory

Jazz Herstory presents female led bands playing jazz now, spanning styles, sounds and generations. Showcasing the richness of jazz being made in the UK today and celebrating the women who contribute, Jazz Herstory presents award winning bands and instrumentalists, composers of national and international acclaim and people making waves locally.

They aim to share: to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz. Female instrumentalists have not been part of the story of jazz as much as their male counterparts and we want to play a part in writing a more balanced story from here on in and dissolve stereotypes in the process.

Jazz Herstory, Poplar Union, East London, Jazz, Music, women in jazz, live music, gigs in London
Jazz Herstory, Poplar, Poplar Union, Arts council England funded, community, art, culture, east London, women in jazz, jazz music, live jazz, gigs

Thu 17 January 7.30pm-10.30pm

£7 / £5 conc. / £9 OTD
Age range: 14+

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