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Fri, 03 May

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Norwich

Jonny Mansfield Quartet

Jonny Mansfield is a jazz musician who has worked with respected musicians including Chris Potter, Orlando Weeks and Yazz Ahmed. He has toured worldwide and performed at major venues such as the Bimhaus, SXSW festival and the Royal Albert Hall.

Jonny Mansfield Quartet
Jonny Mansfield Quartet

Time & Location

03 May 2024, 19:30 – 21:30

Norwich, 11-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK

About the event

Jonny Mansfield is a jazz musician who has worked with respected musicians including Chris Potter, Orlando Weeks and Yazz Ahmed. He has toured worldwide and performed at major venues such as the Bimhaus, SXSW festival and the Royal Albert Hall.

Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Jonny Mansfield grew up surrounded by music. In Summer 2019, Jonny released his debut album with his 11-piece ensemble 'Elftet' accompanied by a Arts Council funded 14 date UK tour. 

Jonny was the recipient of the Tebbut Exhibition Award, Richard Turner Award, Scott Philbrick Jazz Scholarship and the Principal's Award from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2018, Jonny was awarded the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize and subsequently signed to Edition Records to release his album featuring Chris Potter, Gareth Lockrane and Kit Downes.

In August 2020, Jonny set himself the challenge to compose, record, mix and master a whole album in a day. The reason was to capture this strange unique time in music and reflect some of the feelings generated from lockdown. Hear the music here. 

As a composer, he was commissioned by Marsden Jazz Festival to write an hour-long suite setting Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate) poems. This was recorded for a BBC 3 Jazz Now broadcast and has subsequently been nominated for an Ivors Award - ‘Best Large Ensemble Jazz Composition’. Jonny was also commissioned to write a vibraphone and trombone duo for London Symphony Orchestra principals - Neil Percy and Peter Moore which was premiered at LSO St. Lukes.

Jonny has taught at Chetham's School of Music, Aberdeen and Leicester Universities as well as being commissioned to write new works for their jazz ensembles. Jonny currently teaches at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

This performance will feature Will Barry on piano, Will Sach on Bass and Luke McCarthy on drums.

"Really beautiful music.” - Jorge Rossy

"A musical vision beyond his years.” - Evan Parker

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