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Michael Blanchfield Trio

Double Bass, Piano, Drum Kit

Michael Blanchfield, Benjamin Manning, Eliot Jones-West


Pianist Michael Blanchfield, bass player Ben Manning and drummer Eddie Jones-West met in 2015 at the start of their jazz course at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Graduating in 2019, they have since become integral members of the Cardiff and South Wales music scenes, playing together across genres from disco to pop to contemporary classical. The jazz trio, however, has always been at the forefront of their group musical identity.

Today, after working so closely together throughout their 4 years at college, their unwavering passion for jazz music and its many other manifestations, forms an inescapably unique musical signature – humbly woven through each of their arrangements of selected jazz repertoire, from the past century to present day.

Michael, Ben and Eddie joined Live Music Now in 2019.

Jazz Trio (Double Bass, Piano, Drum Kit)