Winner of the 2018 Richard Turner Jazz Fund announced

-Posted on 25.01.2018

Congratulations to student Jonny Mansfield, who has been awarded the 2018 Richard Turner Jazz Fund, now in its sixth year.

The Richard Turner Jazz Fund is to support an undergraduate jazz student annually at the Royal Academy of Music. Set up in memory of the gifted young trumpet player, Richard Turner, who died suddenly in August 2011. The fund offers £1,100 to a deserving young musician.

We are pleased to announce that the fifth recipient of the award is the talented vibraphonist and composer Jonny Mansfield, currently in his final year of the BMus Jazz Programme. Jonny began studying at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 where his teachers include Jim Hart, Pete Churchill and Joe Locke. Since being based in London, Jonny has been leading his own ensembles, composing, and performing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Recently, he performed in a quintet led by Gareth Lockrane, released the Jam Experiment album with a UK tour as well as touring with American saxophonist Chris Potter as part of the Innercity Ensemble set up by the Manchester venue Band on the Wall.

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