rod oughton



Rod Oughton is a London-based professional drummer whose versatility takes him from an intimate jazz club setting or recording studio to the large festival stage. He has played at some of the UK’s leading music venues, in London’s West End, as well as to international audiences.

Rod received tuition from both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music (First Class Honours degree) leading to performance opportunities alongside jazz greats including Kenny Wheeler, Dave Cliff, Norma Winstone, Soweto Kinch and Mike Stern. He studied with Martin France (Spin Marvel), James Maddren (Kit Downes Trio) and Jeff Williams (Jeff Williams Quartet).

Rod is endorsed by Bosphorous Cymbals and also by D'Addario, the world's premier manufacturer of various instrument accessories, including Evans Drumheads and Promark Drumsticks.

Artists worked with:

James Taylor Quartet, Hudson Taylor, Huw Warren, Kizzy Crawford, Hailey Tuck, Alexander L’Estrange, Juan Galiardo, Javier Zalba, Hannah Grace, Tom Ridout, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, NYJO Nonet, Egyptian Jazz Projekt, Mañana Collective and Old Jelly Rollers

TV/Theatre appearances:

ITV The Sara Cox Show, Garrick Theatre (West End)and S4C


Royal Albert Hall, Dubai Opera House, Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, 606 Club, Latitude Festival (Main Stage), Citadel Festival (Main Stage), Love Supreme, Festival No. 6, EFG London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Langnau Jazz Festival and Edinburgh Fringe