The Jazz UK


Jonathan Mansfield

Jonathan Mansfield is a 21 year old vibraphone/marimba/drummer/percussionist and composer from Shepley, Huddersfield based in London.

He began studying on the prestigious jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 after being awarded the Colin Murray Scholarship. Jonathan took up percussion from an early age, predominantly playing classical music, he participated in the National Children’s Orchestra, before studying at Chetham’s School of Music.

Jonathan then played with the National Youth Orchestra. Following that, spent two summers at the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland.

Since being based in London, Jonathan has been leading his own ensembles, composing and performing, predominantly his Elftet as well as performing as a sideman in other bands. Jonny also regularly performs with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, who in 2016 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’, as well as touring with American saxophonist Chris Potter as part of the Inner City Ensemble.