When he is not flying planes or doing his thing for the Air Force, he is playing some fantastic piano music. Missed it? Watch the video here!
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. He was recently 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.
Here is a list of his upcoming shows:
Tues 13 Dec - 8pm Solo piano @Palm Lounge
Thurs 15 Dec - 4pm MM w/Hele White Quartet, Best Western (Private Engagement)
Fri 16 Dec - 6:30pm FOLIO Cafe (CMU Campus) - Christmas Showcase featuring Canadian Mennonite Students and Helen White's Singers
Fri 23 Dec - 5pm Mike Manny Trio (Gilles Founier - bass, Jordy McIntyre - drums) - Manitoba Club - Board of Director's Holiday Reception (Private Engagement)
Thurs 29 Dec - 6:30p - MM w/The Breeze Jazz Trio - Mona Lisa Restaurant
Fri 13 Jan - 5pm - MM w/Larry Bjornson (bass)
14 & 15 Jan - Clinician at The Glenlawn Winter Jazz Camp
15 Jan - 8pm MM w/Marco Castillo 'A Tribute to Hermeto Pascoal' - A Jazz Winnipeg Presentation - Park Theatre
June - Winnipeg Jazz Fest
Listen live at 8:30am Tuesday for a taste of his piano playing on Birchwood Jaguar 107 LIVE!