Jazz Directors Series #002 participant reaches crowdfunding target for debut album

As we approach the third instalment of the Jazz Directors series, led this time by pianist Zoe Rahman, we thought we’d fill you in on some exciting developments following the Chris Potter-led artistic residency earlier this year. Vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield, who participated in the residency and leads his own group Elftet, last month reached a crowdfunding target that will enable he and the group to record their debut album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios, ahead of a planned release next year.

The album will feature a composition that Mansfield was refining during the residency and will also feature Chris Potter on saxophone; proof if it was needed that participants and residency leaders really do establish strong musical connections over the residency and touring period. Check out the Elftet project here.