Bonsai band bounce out for album and UK tour


Progressive jazz five-piece Bonsai – formerly known as Jam Experiment – are hitting the road for an extensive UK tour in support of the debut album, Bonsai Club, which is released on the Ubuntu Music label on 31 May. Featuring trombonist Rory Ingham, violinist/vocalist Dominic Ingham, keyboardist Toby Comeau, electric bassist Joe Lee and drummer Jonny Mansfield, the band explore a mix of hook-laden melodies, contemporary grooves and improvisation.

See a taster of the band’s album below – tour dates are: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, Clitheroe (4 May); Stratford Jazz, Stratford-upon-Avon (8 May); Wakefield Jazz, Yorkshire (10 May); North Devon Jazz Club, Appledore (13 May); St. Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall (14 May); Jazzlines, Birmingham (24 May); Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London - ALBUM LAUNCH (28 May); Teignmouth Jazz, Devon (24 July); Soundcellar, Poole (25 July); The Verdict, Brighton (26 July); Fleece Jazz, Colchester (13 Sept); Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry (15 Sept); The Whiskey Jar, Manchester (16 Sept); PARRJAZZ, Liverpool (17 Sept); The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh (18 Sept); The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (19 Sept); The Blue Arrow, Glasgow (20 Sept); Scarborough Jazz Festival, Yorkshire (22 Sept); Seven Jazz, Leeds (6 Oct); The Stables, Milton Keynes (8 Oct) and
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, London (31 Oct).

Mike Flynn

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