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Tom Ridout's "No Excuses" ensemble with support from “Ancient Infinity Orchestra”

Thursday evening 19 April @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)

Tom Ridout saxophones and recorders, Rob Luft guitars, Will Barry piano and Rhodes , Flo Moore electric basses, Phelan Burgoyne drums , Billy Marrows guitar, Anastasia Stahlmann lead violin, Didier Osindero 2nd violin, Anita Kurowska viola, Cecilia Bignall ‘cello , Alexandra Ridout flugel and trumpet, Anna Drysdale french horn, Elliot Pooley trombone.

Tom Ridout is a 23 year old saxophonist/recorder player and composer from London. “No Excuses” is his 13 piece ensemble with influences including jazz, folk, 60’s rock/pop and early 20th century tonal classical music. It includes some of the brightest young jazz musicians on the London jazz scene at the moment such as Alexandra Ridout winner of the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year in 2017.

Tom Ridout was predicted by Jazzwise Magazine in 2012 as an upcoming jazz musician to watch out for. A recent graduate from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, finalist in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, Tom is a prolific composer who fronts his own bands playing his original compositions.

The No Excuses band features an up to 13 piece ensemble consisting of the Quintet (sax/recorder, guitar, piano, bass, drums) with added second guitar, string quartet and brass trio (flugelhorn, french horn and trombone).

Support is from another large ensemble – Ancient Infinity Orchestra 8-8.30pm
James Milligan – Guitar, percussion, Joel Stedman – Bass Clarinet, Flute, percussion, Matt Cliffe – Tenor sax, Andy French – Tenor Sax, Flute, Joe Love – Drums, 
Elliot Roffe – Double bass, Giorgos Kravvaritis – Synth, Keys, Percussion, Gongs, Ozzy Moysey – Double bass, Cornet, Percussion, N’goni with inspirations from John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Air Trio, John Cage, Don Cherry. The bands sole intention is to provide audiences with love. We try to emphasise that we should be focusing on the preservation of ALL life on Planet Earth.

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