The unusual line up of bass, drums, voice and vibraphone adds to the unique sound created by this quartet of passionate young players. With influences ranging from the jazz ‘greats’ such as Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn, to modern composers including Kenny Wheeler and Marius Neset to singer-songwriters such as Nora Jones and James Taylor, the group have a truly individual and confident sound. A debut not to miss.
A live music performance from a jazz/ cross genre quartet with arrangements of songs we love and our own compositions written for this specific line up. It will be a friendly and warm evening of exciting improvisation and interaction featuring a vibrant young group of up and coming jazz musicians currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall. With such a wide range of influences, we hope that the set will have a palatable sound that appeals to all music lovers, surpassing the confinements of a genre. A premier of this music in this specific line up, we can’t wait to see what will emerge in our first performance.
Jonny Mansfield (Vibraphone)A 20 year old vibraphone/drummer/percussionist and composer based in London. He began studying at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 after being awarded the Colin Murray Scholarship. He is taught by Jim Hart and Pete Churchill. Leader of his ‘Elftet’ band, who played their debut performance at the 606 club, received the Tebbutt Exhibition Award and are scheduled to play at the vortex after recording their debut album in summer, who’s music has been described as ‘Really beautiful’ by Jorge Rossy.
Boz Martin-Jones (Drums) (21) is a drummer currently in his 3rd year on the jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His teachers are Trevor Tomkins, James Maddren, Jim Hart and Matt Skelton. He has performed extensively at venues around London including the 606, Pizza Express Jazz Soho, Oval Space and The Troubadour
Will Sach (Bass) is a 20 year old bassist living in London. Raised in the New York City Area, Will grew up playing Jazz and Folk music. In high school, Will attended the Manhattan School of Music PreCollege program where he studied with Linda Oh. Will is currently in his second year at the Royal Academy of Music where he studies with Tom Herbert, Jeremy Brown, and Dave Holland. In 2015 Will was National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner for Jazz Bass. Will currently holds the world record for playing the highest altitude bass line at 40,000ft.
Ella Hohnen-Ford (Voice) The only singer studying at the Royal Academy of Music’s jazz course, in her first year Ella has studied with Dave Holland, Anita Wardell and Norma Winstone. With a broad range of influences from the jazz greats to more contemporary music such from Donny Hathaway to Dirty Projectors, she has a new and creative yet well rooted approach to standard repertoire.
Doors at 7.30pm. Band starts at 8pm
Admission £10/£5 student
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