“Her incredibly sweet, subtle and well-controlled tone….absolutely owning the stage and the room…melodic, fluent and engaging…great sound, and an emotional content to her playing, but again with superb control even in very high register…..Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady, showed that she has similar expertise on flugelhorn” – Jazz Journal

“Alexandra Ridout, just 17, showed her poise, shining tone, and instrumental command with an unaccompanied trumpet intro ………. a sparkling duet with Simcock on Herbie Hancock’s Sonrisa…..obviously a player of huge promise” – London Jazz News

“Her unaccompanied intro had heads nodding and feet tapping even before the band joined in.There was also a grooving take on Steve Wonder’s ‘Golden Lady’ to close the set in style, with a sizzling exchange of fours with Gwilym Simcock” – Jazzwise magazine

“Alexandra, she stood out because she connected with everybody. There’s a sense that she really really loves the music .She gets it and I think rhythmically she was just streets ahead , in terms of connecting with the groove of the music and trying to swing. It was beautiful.”- Julian Joseph on Jazz Line Up, Radio 3.

” The brilliant, silver trumpet of Alex Ridout, heroic throughout, capping the brass response” – The Arts Desk review of The Fantasia Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason.