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Primary Instrument: Viola

Born: October 4, 1969

Mat Maneri, born on October 4th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York is an American composer, improviser and jazz violin and viola player, specifically derivatives such as the five-string viola, the electric six-string violin, and the baritone violin. He is the son of the saxophonist Joe Maneri.

Maneri has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Berne, Borah Bergman, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Michael Formanek, John Lockwood, as well as with his own trio, quartet, and quintet. He has also played on various band releases: Club d'Elf, Decoupage, Brewed by Noon, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Buffalo Collision. Maneri has worked with Ed Schuller, John Medeski, Roy Campbell, Paul Motian, Tomasz Stanko, Robin Williamson, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Ethan Iverson, David King, Evan Parker and many others....
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”Mat (Maneri) has changed the way the jazz world listen to the Violin & Viola.” --All About Jazz

Primary InstrumentViola

Locationbrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundAvailable for private lessons. Teaching resume includes: New England Conservatory New School


Featured recording “Distich”


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    Thirsty Ear Recordings
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    ECM Records
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    Leo Records
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    Blue Decco

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    In Time

    ECM Records
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May16 Dell Lillinger Westergaard & Mat Maneri
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