Alexandra is the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year and The British Jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ runner up.
The members of the quintet all met at The Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz department, which they attend every Saturday in term time. Their passion for the music and outstanding musicianship produce an incredibly mature band sound that belies their tender years. They are equally at home playing hard swinging jazz, contemporary jazz, poignant ballads and solid funk tunes. The band is Alexandra Ridout – 18 (trumpet), Noah Stoneman – 16 (piano), Miles Mindlin – 16 (guitar), Freddie Jensen -18 (bass) and Luca Caruso -18 (drums).
“Her incredibly sweet, subtle and well-controlled tone….absolutely owning the stage and the room…melodic, fluent and engaging…great sound, and an emotional content to her playing, but again with superb control even in very high register”