Jonathan Mansfield is a 21 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, Pete Churchill and Gareth Lockrane.
Since being based in London, Jonathan has been leading his own ensembles, composing and performing, predominantly his Elftet (eleven piece band who recently performed their debut gig at the 606 Club, played in a masterclass with Dave Holland and received the Tebbutt Exhibition Award), as well as performing as a sideman in other bands such as The Jam Experiment, Treeclimbers, Rory Ingham's Quartet, Dom Ingham’s Sextet and Outline. Jonny also regularly performs with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, who recently toured Germany, culminating with a concert in Amsterdam.
Recently, Jonny performed in a quintet led by Gareth Lockrane at the 606 club playing the music from the film ‘The Small World of Sammy Lee’, Toured the north of England with Chris Potter as part of a Band on the Wall project as well as releasing the Jam Experiment’s debut album.