21 year old Ruaridh Pattison is currently the youngest member of the SNJO. In 2011 he became the fifth winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year title. He studies jazz full time in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he is taught by Stan Sulzmann.
His interest in the saxophone aged eight seeing a saxophonist on Blue Peter and began playing three years later. His influences include John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Dick Oatts.