This week at Jazz at The Oxford, we’re very excited to be welcoming the amazing bassist Matt Ridley and his formidable trio!
Matt Ridley Trio
Matt Ridley – double bass / compositions
John Turville – piano
George Hart – drums
Since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005, Matt has established himself as a key young talent on the UK jazz scene, working with Art Themen, Alan Barnes, Alan Skidmore, Benn Clatworthy, Ben Davis, Brandon Allen, Bobby Wellins, Clark Tracey, David Newton, Dave O’Higgins, Don Weller, Gene Calderazzo, Gareth Lockrane, Gilad Atzmon, Henry Lowther, Iain Ballamy, Ivo Neame, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen, Jim Hart, Kit Downes, Mark Nightingale, Pete King, Tommy Whittle, Steve Waterman and Vasilis Xenopoulos.
He played / plays bass in all of the legendary and sadly missed Mike Garrick’s many ensembles, including his quartet with Martin Hathaway and Alan Jackson, the ‘Lyric Ensemble’ with Nette Robinson and Tony Woods, The Mike Garrick Jazz Orchestra, and the ‘MJQ Celebration’, featuring Jim Hart and Steve Brown. He has also recorded and toured extensively with Darius Brubeck, son of jazz uber-legend Dave Brubeck.
This exciting trio, with Parliamentary Jazz Award winning pianist John Turville and rhythm mastermind George Hart, is a relatively new project which Matt has started leading, alongside his great quartet with Tom Challenger, Alam Nathoo and Nick Smalley.
He is a founder member of the SE Collective, a new community of musicians in South East London hosting innovative, improvised live music.
Another night of incredible music beckons, so get yourselves down on Monday for a gig that can’t disappoint!
As ever, doors 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5
See you there!