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Jeremy Manasia

A native of Staten Island New York, Jeremy was born on the 28th of March 1971. He began playing piano at the age of seven, and immediate fell in love with the instrument and classical music. This started him on a journey that carried him through arts high school (where he found his passion in jazz) and conservatories in New York and Holland. Jeremy has toured the world with his music, and currently lives and teaches in New York City, where he has resided since 1997. Jeremy was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition. Jeremy has performed with The Charles Owens Quartet, The Hotpants Funk Sextet, The David Gibson Quartet/Sextet, The Peter Bernstein Quartet, The Ryan Kisor Quintet with Chris Potter, The Joe Magnarelli Quartet, Nneena Freelon, Marlena Shaw, Diane Schur, Jimmy Cobb, John Boutte, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, Wayne Escoffrey, Rodney Green, Greg Hutchinson, and has recorded with Charles Owens, David Gibson, The Hotpants, Steve Santoro, Alex Graham, The Sickle Project, John Boutte, Five Up High and Melissa Morgan. Jeremy's debut CD, "Witchery", was released in August 2007 by Canadian based CELLAR LIVE records and is available in stores and on the web

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Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

The 12th Thailand International Jazz Conference, or TIJC 2020, is just around the corner. This year’s event will be even better than before. Held under the theme of “Jazz for All”, it will feature the largest gathering of world-class jazz artists, from January 31 to February 2, 2020, at the College of Music, Mahidol University’s Salaya ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pureum Jin: The Real Blue

Read "The Real Blue" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although alto saxophonist Pureum Jin would no doubt shrug her shoulders and ask “what's the big deal," the fact remains that she is a South Korean woman playing American jazz and doing so in a way that affirms conclusively that the country's inbred art form is not only universal but gender-neutral. On her debut album, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner: Play The Bird And The Bee

Read "Play The Bird And The Bee" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If you've encountered drummer Charles Ruggiero's debut, Boom Bang, Boom Bang! (Rondette Jazz, 2014), you might've seen this coming. There, in the penultimate spot on the playlist, is a cover of The Bird and the Bee's “I'm A Broken Heart" featuring vocalist Hilary Gardner. Something of an outlier on the album, it hinted at a great ...

Metamorphosis

Label: Rondette Jazz
Released: 2016
Track listing: Metamorphosis; Nancy (with the Laughing Face); Wheatleigh Hall; Witchery; Over Easy; Sweet Child.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeremy Manasia Trio: Metamorphosis

Read "Metamorphosis" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Jeremy Manasia Trio: new names one and all in this neighborhood save for the gentleman who makes the trio a quartet, guitarist Peter Bernstein. As it turns out, pianist Manasia, a native of Staten Island, has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene since he returned from Europe in 1997, and Metamorphosis is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nick Hempton: Catch and Release

Read "Catch and Release" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran New York saxophonist Nick Hempton lets loose with the stellar Catch and Release, a special project that has been a year-long journey and an experiment of sorts, in recording and releasing music. The album contains eight original Hempton compositions except that each tune was recorded and released separately for purchase on-line on the internet for, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nick Hempton: Catch And Release

Read "Catch And Release" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When it come to music release methods, there's nothing more stubborn or persistent than the single. Music has fallen in and out of love with so many different formats over the years, but the one-song-at-a-time method of digestion has weathered every shift, spat, and alteration that life and technology have thrown at it. In fact, it's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Charles Ruggiero Releases "As Heard On TV"

Charles Ruggiero Releases "As Heard On TV"

Rondette Jazz announces second solo album from drummer Charles Ruggiero, As Heard On TV. On October 16, As Heard On TV will be available through Rondette Jazz on CD and via digital download on iTunes. Limited edition vinyl will also be available. A CD release party will be held Friday, October 9 at Smalls Jazz Club ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Ruggiero: Boom Bang, Boom Bang!

Read "Boom Bang, Boom Bang!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Though jazz drummer Charles Ruggiero has made many recordings as a sideman over the last twenty-five years, he makes his long-awaited debut with Boom Bang, Boom Bang!, paying a tribute of sorts to Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, two of his favorite jazz artists. Growing up with the sounds of the flute and the Fender Rhodes, ...


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