Jonny Ford is a 21 year old Saxophonist/Composer based in London, currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music where he has been fortunate enough to be involved in some fantastic projects, including: a big band project with Chris Potter and Dave Holland, a big band project playing the music of Stealy Dan ft. Hamish Stewart, and ensemble projects with Joe Locke, Jasper Høiby, John O’Gallagher, Nikki Iles, Iain Ballamy and Stan Sulzmann. Prior to studying at the Academy, Jonny was involved in other exciting projects with Gwilym Simcock (through study at Chetham’s School of Music), and Tim Garland (whilst at the Junior Royal Academy).
Outside of education, Jonny has performed, as a guest, alongside renowned British Jazz Musicians: Byron Wallen, Tony Kofi, Gareth Lockrane, Digby Fairweather, Steve Waterman, and Frank Griffith. Outside of jazz Jonny has played with artists such as Cory Wong. He has performed at prestigious Venues across the UK, including: Ronnie Scott’s, EFG London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express, the 606 Club, Band on the Wall, 100 Club, Bridgewater Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Cadogan Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2015, Jonny was one of two UK students chosen to join 23 other young Jazz musicians from around the world at the Internationally renowned Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, in California, where he received tuition from Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Stefon Harris, Matt Brewer, and the Ed Simon Trio.
Jonny regularly performs with the Matt Carter Septet, ‘The Delegates’ (a Pop and Soul Band who recently released their debut album ‘Home From Home’), Capital Orchestra (a London based Jazz/Pop Orchestra), the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), and the NYJO Nonet.