Mike Manny joined host Michael Wolch for our next segment of 107 LIVE!
In 2009, pianist (and pilot!) Mike Manny was posted to Winnipeg as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force Band. He brings with him a terrific pedigree: he studied jazz piano at Humber College, then did a Master’s on scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.
This past summer, he was posted to the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest), and the shift to regular hours has given him the flexibility to perform more freelance gigs and do some workshops—he’s doing a rhythm section clinic for Glenlawn Collegiate this month.
Mike's playing blends his love of jazz piano greats Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Horace Silver, with Latin stars such as Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and one of my all time faves Michel Camilo. There is a great feature article on Mike in the most recent dig! Magazine.
If you missed Wednesday morning's 107 LIVE! with Mike Manny, watch it below.
Mike is looking forward to performing at the Jazz Festival this year. Meantime, watch for him around town! Including live at The Palm Lounge in the Hotel Fort Garry January 14th & 30th, and at Mona Lisa Ristorante January 28th.