The Ridings - Jazz Guitar and Sax Duo

This father and son jazz duo of guitar and saxophone are highly experienced in performing at all kinds of events. They are both highly sought after jazz musicians as well as maintaining very reliable careers as commercial musicians.

Award winning saxophonist Tom is a recent graduate from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016.

Father, Mark has been a member of the BBC Big Band, performed on TV’s Strictly Come Dancing (in the band!) and has had a very wide and varied musical career.

Between them, they have performed at venues such as Buckingham Palace, Althorp House for Earl Spencer, Blenheim Palace, The Ivy Club, The British Ambassadors House (Berlin) etc. and in jazz venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scotts Club, Barbican Centre, 606 Club and the Vortex. They have both appeared many times on BBC Radio 2 and 3 and have both performed on TV.

The guitarist from this duo is available as a Solo Act

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The Ridings - Jazz Guitar and Sax Duo Repertoire

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The Ridings - Jazz Guitar and Sax Duo Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

This is just a wee note to send our sincere thanks for being part of our wedding evening and helping towards the success I think it turned out to be. We had much feedback from our family and friends about the music, so thanks very much. I definitely know where to come for any future parties we may hold or recommend to our friends and family.

Jules and Chris,

Just a note to say many thanks for the music at the wedding reception at Glen Eagle Hotel on Saturday for our daughter Laura and her new husband George. We have had many positive comments about the live music and would just like to thank you and the other members of the group for your pleasant and professional approach. Everyone had a wonderful time and the music was just perfect. My brother in law had heard your singer before some time ago at another wedding reception and said she was very good then! Family from Canada particularly enjoyed the jazz swing. Again many thanks. We shall happily recommend you to family and friends.

Susan Bardell,

Just a note to say thanks for the music at our wedding on the 21st. Despite the appalling weather - the music really helped to provide a relaxed atmosphere. I don't know much about jazz - but you played exactly what I had hoped for! Thank you once again.

Laura and Barry Sopwell,

The Ridings - Jazz Guitar and Sax Duo Set Up

This act has the option of a battery amplifier which is very useful for outdoor bookings.