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|Ella Hohnen Ford||vocals and flute|
|James Davison||trumpet and flugel|
|Tom Smith||alto, tenor saxophone and flute|
|George Millard||tenor sax and bass clarinet|
|Dom Ingham||violin and vocals|
‘Really beautiful music’ Jorge Rossy
‘A musical vision beyond his years’. Evan Parker
Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet is an eleven-piece band playing ‘intricate but groove laden originals that appealed across generations’ (Jazzwise).
Formed in 2015, the band features some of the most exciting young UK-based musicians who hold a vast array of awards (Rising Star British Jazz Award, BBC Young Musician Finalist, Peter Whittingham Award and Kenny Wheeler Prize). Their debut album is released this spring on Edition Records. Elftet has played at many of the leading UK venues and festivals including Pizza Express (Soho) and Love Supreme Festival.
The group’s sound comes from a mutual admiration between the band, creating endless new approaches to composition, with influences coming from Vince Mendoza, Marius Neset and Maurice Ravel, as well as songwriters such as Norah Jones and James Taylor. The larger ensemble offers a wide palette of textures and colours, from traditional four horn writing to more contemporary writing with the use of strings and vibraphone.