Rory Ingham was born into a musical family and started playing the trombone at ten years of age. Growing up in Wakefield, he joined local music service ensembles and studied at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, where he formed a quintet that played gigs locally, before recording an album. He is currently a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, the National Youth Jazz Collective, the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra, and formerly, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. Rory has played with many renowned musicians such as Liane Carroll, Newton Faulkner and Dennis Rollins.
Whilst studying at Chetham’s School of Music, Rory set up the 5-piece jazz ensemble Jam Experiment. They went on to become the winners of the Jazz North Jazz North Introduces Scheme which allowed them to perform at high-profile jazz festivals in the north; they continue to play regularly at local jazz venues in the north. Rory has played in many prestigious venues across the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Band on the Wall, Royal Festival Hall, and London Jazz Festival. He has taken inspiration from the likes of Dennis Rollins, Mark Nightingale, Conrad Herwig and Elliot Mason. From September, Rory will attend the Royal Academy of Music to further his studies in Jazz.