French saxophonist born 1974. Sophie Alour was born in 1974, she learned the saxophone by herself after she studied the clarinet at Quimper Music School in France. She learned jazz "on stage". In 2004, Rhoda Scott approached her to form her lady quartet, and the same year she played in the Wynton Marsalis' Big Band. She recorded her first album in 2005 'Insulaire', in 2007 she recorded 'Uncaged' with pianist Laurent Coq, double bass player Yoni Zelnik and drummer Karl Jannuska. She won several awards for this album and got the "Young Talent Django D'Or 2007".