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Jacám Manricks, CLOUD NINE

Jacám Manricks -][- CLOUD NINEMp3– [Posi-Tone Records, 2012] –

Multi-award winning saxophonist/composer/educator Jacám Manricks is fast establishing himself as one of the most qualified musicians in the world today. He has a doctorate in Jazz composition, performance and pedagogy from the Manhattan School of Music, and tours internationally as a featured soloist, composer, arranger and clinician throughout Europe, North America and Australia.

As a saxophonist/woodwind player, Mr Manricks has performed with some of the most prestigious national and international artists of our time, including Ray Charles, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, David Liebman, Micheal Abene, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, James Morrison, Mike Nock, Ben Monder, Gary Versace, Joe Martin, Tyshawn Sorey, Barney McAll, Jerry Lewis and the Queensland Symphony to name a few. Jerry Lewis and the Queensland Symphony to name a few.

As a composer, soloist and ensemble leader, Mr Manricks has recorded three albums to date (Skies the Limit, Labyrinth & Mood Swing). Currently Mr Manricks is promoting the release of his second album ‘Labyrinth’, which consists of Mr Manricks’ compositions for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra featuring himself with some of New York’s finest Jazz soloists (Ben Monder – guitars, Thomas Morgan – bass, Tyshawn Sorey – drums, Jacob Sacks – piano & himself on saxophones/woodwinds). The album has received outstanding reviews and continues to draw praise from press and audiences around the world.

Mr. Manricks recently accepted a record contract from LA based record-label Posi-tone and in May 2009 recorded his third album as a leader for the label. The album (entitled Mood Swing) is to be released early 2010 and features Mr Manricks’ most recent compositions for jazz quartet and septet, performed by himself and leading NY jazz soloists (Gary Versace – piano, Joe Martin – bass, Obed Calvaire – drums, Scott Wendholt – trumpet & himself on saxophones). -[PRESS KIT]-

::: SOURCE: Jacammanricks.com :::