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Nick Manson: Mercator

Read "Mercator" reviewed by Jay Deshpande


Throughout his career, pianist Nick Manson has appeared in a wide variety of musical settings. He played in Lenny Kravitz's band in the early 80s, wrote Emmy-winning themes for television, and also composed a large oeuvre of commercial music. With Mercator, he returns to the jazz he grew up with, playing original compositions in a quartet format.

Manson is an excellent technician at the keyboard, and he brings to his compositions a very natural sense of melody. The songs on ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five With Nick Manson

Read "Take Five With Nick Manson" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Nick Manson: Originally from Seattle, Nick studied classical piano, privately for many years. He began writing music for big band as a sophomore in high school. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the Dick Grove School in Los Angeles. He has performed, arranged, and produced on numerous occasions in the past 25 years for TV, Film, and Commercials.Nick has often been a favorite featured guest on Jim Wilke's “Jazz in the Northwest, KPLU ...


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