Rory Ingham is a 21 year old jazz trombonist, educator, composer and arranger based in London. He was recently announced Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and was voted as a runner-up in the Trombonist of The Year 2016.
He has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Elliot Mason, Dennis Rollins, Vincent Gardener, Claire Martin, Art Themen, Dave Douglass, Soweto Kinch, Newton Faulkner, Liane Carroll, Evan Parker, and Dave Liebman. Rory has played with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs Big Band, London Jazz Orchestra and Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He has performed at prestigious venues/festivals across the UK and Europe, including Ronnie Scott's, 606 Club, The Vortex, Spice of Life, London Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Leeds 02, Band on the Wall, Abbey Road Studios, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, where he was a featured soloist. Rory recently played at the International Trombone Festival in California, as a finalist in the Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition.
In 2014, Rory set up the award-winning band Jam Experiment that have played at many high-profile British jazz festivals. They released their debut album in 2017, which has received much positive acclaim from the press and public!
He is currently 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.