Ian Ritchie
Welcome to the website of saxophonist, composer and producer Ian Ritchie.

For over 30 years Ian has been making music on stage and in the studio with an array of well known figures.
He has produced records for Roger Waters, Pete Wylie, Laurie Anderson and The Big Dish.
He has played on recordings by The Beach Boys, Wham, Dee C. Lee, The Boomtown Rats, David Grant, Steel Pulse and Aswad.
He has composed many memorable TV themes, incidental music and advertising jingles for The Lonely Planet series, The Globetrekker series and innumerable British and U.S. TV advertisements.
He plays saxophones and flutes in a range of styles and is equally at home playing solos from "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Wish You Were Here" with Roger Waters, ambient free improvisations with ecstatic dance collective URUBU, jazz with his own SOHO Project and Ian Ritchie Allstars and rock n' roll with Deaf School.

Latest News

Jan 22, 2014 - - A bit of a while since my last update! 2013 was a fun year including a trip to Prague to see "The Wall" and play with the Harry Waters Quartet. I produced music for the "Switzerland" Globetrekker episode and played at the Savoy on New Years Eve with the Holly Penfield band. This year has started well with the release of "The Face" by my 80's Electro Pop duo Miro Miroe. There are more Globetrekkers in prospect and I am touring with my SOHO Project in the Czech Republic later in the year. More to follow .....
Jul 24, 2013 - Apr 16, 2013 - I had a great time at ColourFest with URUBU and am looking forward to playing with the Harry Waters Quartet in Prague on the 6th of August. Later that month I will be performing with Deaf School at the Sol festival in Cumbria and the Liverpool International Music festival.
Apr 16, 2013 - Apr 16, 2013 - I have released my second jazz album "South of Houston" on CDBaby. You can check out samples at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ianritchie3
Feb 17, 2013 - I had the first rehearsal with my new band "Carlos y Gato". It went fantastically well. I can't wait to get out and play some gigs with these great musicians. I have some recordings and video which I will post on the band website.
Feb 17, 2013 - New Years Eve went splendidly The band played great and a good time was had by all. I have been playing a few gigs around town with Urubu and the Blue Jays as well as the odd studio session at Candle. My Carlos Santana / Gato Barbieri tribute band with Jay Stapley is on the go. More news on that to follow.
Dec 16, 2012 - Back from New York after appearing in the epic Sandy Relief concert. Details in my blog of the trip. Looking forward to appearing with Holly Penfield at the Savoy Lancaster Room ballroom on New Years Eve.
Nov 23, 2012 - I've just had news that my sax playing services will be required at Madison Square Garden on the 12th of December. Roger Waters is taking part in the concert for Sandy Relief and will be performing 2 songs from "The Dark Side Of The Moon" in his set. I am excited to be playing with Roger and his fantastic band on such a momentus occasion. I will keep a blog of the trip.
Sep 24, 2012 - My trip to Atina to perform at tt the jazz festival with Harry has been postponed till January. I will be gigging with URUBU, Holly Penfield and Tina T in October. Check my facebook if you are interested in coming to any.
Aug 4, 2012 - I am looking forward to performing with the Harry Waters group in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic next Saturday August 11 in the jazz festival.
Jul 22, 2012 - I have added a couple of pages to the writing section of the site. The first of these is a hopefully informative piece about jazz comping on the piano for non pianists. The second is my Jazz Jams in London page which is now accessible from this site and has a new look.
Jul 5, 2012 - The final Jazz at the Crown is happening next Monday the 9th of July at 8pm. We will webcast on USTREAM. This is your last chance to attend or watch online this vibey event. The end of an era.
Jul 2, 2012 - Jazz at the Crown is happening tonight at 8pm. We will be doing our experimental webcast on USTREAM as usual.
Jun 29, 2012 - The new website is up and running! The old site is still on the web and can be accessed via the links page.