Adam Adam Machaskee and Rory Ingham join the Rath Artist team
Rath’s youngest artist is Wakefield born Rory Ingham.
WHEN acclaimed international musician Dennis Rollins gives you the thumbs up it’s hard to live up to but the latest addition to the Rath Family has more than merited the recommendation.
International jazz trombonist Rollins heard Rory and told everyone to “check him out”. They did and the rest as they say is history.
Born into a musical family, Rory is the son of two professional saxophonists and musical educators and developed his own love of music while still at school.
He started his own jazz quintet which recorded its own album and joined Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra, Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. At 16, he gained a place to study at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
But, at still only 19, Rory is a hands on musician and loves nothing better than an audience and plays at a host of gigs and festivals across the UK.
In 2014 Rory set up the award-winning ‘Jam Experiment’ which has been played at many high-profile British jazz festivals in Scarborough, Liverpool and Wakefield. You’d imagine he would have little time to hone his musical skills but at 18 he started studying jazz at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music.
But playing is his first love and he can still be found playing with the likes of Newton Faulkner, Elliot Mason, Dennis Rollins, Rick Taylor, Soweto Kinch, Steve Berry, Liane Carroll, and Dave Liebman. Or you might catch him performing at Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club or any of the jazz festivals around the country; or Leeds O2 or Barbican Hall if he’s playing in his native Yorkshire.
Most recently Rory was a featured soloist at the Royal Albert Hall. He is also in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
So why did he want a Rath Trombone when he literally has the musical world at his feet from his Yorkshire home? Quite simply, like other professional musicians he wanted to play with the best instrument in the world. “Mick really pays attention to what each individual player needs and matches them with the instrument that is just right for them. No two are the same they are like their players – individuals. But that aside you get a great sound and can create sounds that are not possible with other trombones,” he added.
“Of course a trip to Rath Trombones also gives me the perfect reason to go back to my Yorkshire roots so that is a major plus too”.
“I am very proud to be endorsed by Michael Rath Trombones”, said Rory.