The JD Ensemble


The Joe Downard Ensemble is one of London’s foremost jazz groups. They first met at Ronnie Scott’s, where they have been performing and curating events for the last four years.

Joe Downard himself learnt his craft playing lead bass for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), where he earnt a reputation as one of London’s finest young jazz players. NYJO has seen him perform at the BBC and with the likes of Elaine Page, as well as introducing him to some of the finest jazz talent in town.


More recently, Joe has joined Marti Pellow on a nation wide tour of the UK where he donned both his double and electric bass in some of the country’s most famous venues.

Since retuning to London, his ensemble has continued to play regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and have worked extensively in both the private and corporate world.

They work as a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 piece outfit and will happily tailor instrumentation to your event.

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