Ingrid Laubrock was born in Stadtlohn, a small town in Germany. In 1989 she left for London where she took up the alto saxophone. Soprano and tenor followed after a year of studies with ex-Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint. 2004 Ingrid was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective and in 2005 she was nominated for the BBC Award as Rising Star. “She plays exquisitely and with an atmospheric sense of space and delay reminiscent of Lee Konitz” - John Fordham, The Guardian.