Jonny Mansfield Quartet | Buy tickets
Friday 16 September 2022 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.
Jonny Mansfield vibraphone
Noah Stoneman piano
Will Sach bass
Dave Hamblett drums
Jonny Mansfield is an award-winning percussionist and composer. He has worked with international artists such as Chris Potter, Orlando Weeks and Yazz Ahmed, performing worldwide. He released his debut album with his 11-piece ensemble ‘Elftet’ after being awarded the Kenny Wheeler Prize in 2018.
He was nominated for an Ivor Novello award for ‘Best Large Ensemble Jazz Composition’ for a commission by Marsden Jazz Festival to write an hour-long suite setting Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate) poems.
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.
Other plaudits include the Tebbut Exhibition Award, Richard Turner Award, Scott Philbrick Jazz Scholarship and the Principal’s Award from the Royal Academy of Music.
His quartet explores contemporary compositions whilst communicating through improvisations. Influences are drawn from Norwegian drummer Thomas Strønen, Chilean guitarist Camilla Meza and saxophonist Melisa Aldana.
‘Strikingly original music’ – Jazzwise.
‘Jonny Mansfield, whose incredible relaxed demeanor belied the quite mystifying way he managed to make this complex instrument sing’ – London Jazz News.
‘Really beautiful music’ – Jorge Rossy
‘A musical vision beyond his years’ – Evan Parker