about Rory


Rory Ingham, 22 year old jazz trombonist/composer based in London, is the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and was voted as a runner-up in the Trombonist of The Year 2016. He was chosen as ‘One To Watch’ in the Shape of Jazz To Come section of Jazzwise. Most recently, he was announced winner of the 2018 British Trombone Society award Student of The Year.

Rory has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Elliot Mason, Dennis Rollins, Newton Faulkner, Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Liane Carroll, Dave Douglas, Evan Parker and Dave Liebman. He has also played with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, and Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet. He has performed at prestigious venues/festivals across Europe, including Ronnie Scott’s, EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican, Bimhuis, and the Royal Albert Hall, where he was a featured soloist. Rory was a finalist in the Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival in California.

In 2014, Rory set up the award-winning band Jam Experiment that have played at many high-profile British jazz festivals (inc. Cheltenham, Love Supreme and London), and have been featured several times on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz FM. They released their debut album in 2017, which received much positive acclaim.  

He is currently in his final year of studying jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He holds a chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rory is proud to be endorsed by Michael Rath Trombones, and is the youngest artist on the roster.