Jonny Mansfield is a 21 year old vibraphone/drummer/percussionist and composer from Shepley just south of Huddersfield. He is now based in London where he studied at the Royal Academy of Music after being awarded the Colin Murray Scholarship. “Elftet” is his eleven piece band – they recently performed their debut gig at the 606 Club, played in a masterclass with Dave Holland and received the Tebbutt Exhibition Award.
“Elftet” play Johnny Mansfield’s original compositions – influenced by those of Vince Mendoza, Marius Neset and Ravel, as well as songwriters such as Norah Jones and James Taylor. This large ensemble offers a wide palette of textures and colours, from traditional four horn writing to more contemporary classical music with the use of strings and vibraphone. Elftet has gigged already around the UK and has been played on BBC radio 3 and WBGO (New York jazz station).
In September 2017, “Elftet” recorded with vibraphone virtuoso Jim Hart producing, Alex Bonney engineering and mixing as well as flute wizard Gareth Lockrane, Kit Downes on organ and tenor legend Chris Potter featuring on tracks.
Music here https://www.facebook.com/JonnyMansfieldMusic/videos/2047823332196693/
“As a professional musician, I appreciate the high level of craft exhibited by Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet. But more importantly, as a human being I bask in the beautiful feeling this music gives me. I will return to it again and again. Thank you, Jonny & Co.!” -Joe Locke
Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone, Ella Hohnen Ford – Vocals & Flute , James Davison – Trumpet and Flugel , Tom Smith – Alto,Tenor Sax and Flute , George Millard – Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet , Rory Ingham – Trombone , Dom Ingham – Violin, vocals , Laura Armstrong – Cello, Oliver Mason – Guitar , Will Harris – Bass , Boz Martin-Jones – Drums
Johnny Mansfield’s “Elftet” are at Seven Arts on Sunday afternoon 16 September 1.30-4pm (Doors 1pm)
Tickets £10 full price /£8 concessionary/£5 under 25’s
Seven Arts 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD