Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jonathan Mansfield – Percussion

March 21, 2017 by  

Jonathan Mansfield is a 20 year old vibraphone/marimba/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, Gareth Lockrane, Mike Walker, Pete Churchill and Joe Locke. Jonathan took up percussion from an early age, predominantly […]

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Tom Smith – Alto Saxophone

March 13, 2017 by  

Tom is a jazz saxophonist, flautist, clarinettist and composer currently in his third year of studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He runs a few of his own groups including a septet (which released an EP ‘Selections’ in 2015) and a trio, which both play his original music, and he’s also a member of […]

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Sarah Johnson – Horn

March 13, 2017 by  

Sarah started playing the horn at the age of 10, alongside violin and piano. She made her debut with NYJO at the Barbican Centre in a collaborative performance with Jazz at Lincoln Centre in 2016 and has been a member since February 2017. Sarah is currently studying for a Masters of Performance degree at the […]

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Alexandra Ridout – Trumpet

March 13, 2017 by  

Alexandra has been playing the trumpet since she was nine (gaining grade 8 distinction aged 13 and an LTCL diploma aged 16) A year later she also gained a place on the Junior Jazz course at The Royal Academy of Music. Alex has successfully auditioned for the National Youth Jazz Collective Summer School for the […]

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Ed Parr – Trombone

February 7, 2017 by  

A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Studying with teachers including Scott Stroman, Malcolm Edmonstone and Martin Hathaway) Ed now works full time as a trombonist based in London. He plays with ensembles such as the London City Big Band, London Jazz Orchestra and James Brady’s Voyagers, in venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex […]

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Jack Tustin – Bass

September 9, 2016 by  

Jack discovered jazz at the relatively late age of 16 – at Nick Weldon’s shoe factory in Rushden (Jazz School UK). After an intense voyage of discovery he now finds himself at the Guildhall School of Music

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Clara Serra-Lopez – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Based in London, Clara Serra moved from Spain to pursue her singing career after successfully gaining a place on the jazz course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012.  Born to a musical family, she started her journey on classical violin at the age of four, performing from a young age as […]

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Ellie Bignall – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Ellie is a London-based Jazz singer who performs a variety of styles of music.  She has been trained in and influenced by many genres including jazz, soul, gospel, and classical. Her style of singing is very reminiscent of the forties and fifties; often likened to singers such as Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vuaghan, Ellie […]

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James Hudson – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

James is originally from the East Riding of Yorkshire where he attended the Northern Academy of Performing Arts and Northern Theatre Company, training in Singing and Acting. Classically trained from the age of 15, James originally found his passion for singing in Musical Theatre, performing lead roles in Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors and […]

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Freddie Benedict – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Freddie’s voice has brought him a wealth of opportunities. He’s recorded ADR for Spectre, The Tunnel and My Mad Fat Diary, acted in The Alltogether with Martin Freeman, played Danny in Grease and Sky in Guys and Dolls. He’s revoiced lead cartoon roles in Azur and Asmar and Planet 51. As a choral scholar at […]

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