Born: May 15, 1962 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Ethan Mann has lived in NYC since 1991. He is a guitarist, bandleader, sideman, composer and educator. As a bandleader he heads an organ trio with Greg Bandy and Chip Crawford. The trio plays jazz standards as well as creative treatments of modern pop songs. Mann also leads a trio with upright bass and drums which features his more intricate and moody compositions. Ethan features guest vocalists such as Eve Cornelious,Tessa Souter, Arlee Leonard, Roz Corral, Marion Cowings, Gregory Porter and many others on the first and third Saturday of the Month at Jules Bistro. He also works as a sideman with many great instrumentalists and vocalists at a wide variety of venues Including the Carlyle Hotel with Earl Rose and Paul Beaudry and the Anyway Cafe with Grace Garland. Ethan teaches guitar and has been member of the jazz faculty at Crestwood Music Education Center in Eastchester since 2004 and at Manna House Workshops in East Harlem since 2000.
Ethan is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied guitar with Rodney Jones, Jack Wilkins and Chris Rosenberg He was chosen to play in master classes with Wynton Marsalis and Jim Hall. He was a member of the MSM Jazz Orchestra which performed concerts with guest artists such as Milt Hinton, and Maria Schneider. During Ethan's time in the orchestra, they recorded a CD called, The Composers Then and Now. At MSM, Mann explored the future and legacy of jazz with a great faculty, and an extremely talented student body, which included Eric Harland, Eric Lewis and many others.
Mann's original compositions have been performed at; Manna House' MEEE concert series in 2003 and 2006. Crestwood Music Education Center's faculty concert in 2005 and the Riverside Church's Jazz by the Riverside series in 2009.
Central Park North is the title of Ethan's debut recording as a leader. He is joined by Rahn Burton- organ, Bill Moring- bass and Scott Neumann- drums. The disc contains seven original compositions, and two standards. Ernie Pugliese reviewed the CD for Jazz Improv Magazine and wrote; Central Park North is a refreshing offering from a standout young guitarist and composer. Florence Wetzel of All About Jazz wrote of Ethan's work as a sideman on Leave It To Luther by the Luther Thomas Quartet; ...Mann deserves mention, his guitar is sonorous and vibrant... The release date of Ethan's latest recording IT'S ALL ABOUT A GROOVE with Chip Crawford and Greg Bandy is March 2010.
2010 - Ethan Mann with Chip Crawford & Greg Bandy- It's All About A Groove
2008 Release pending - Mari Watanabe - TBA- Independent
2008 - Andrée Pagès Original Jazz, Blues & One Lonesome Cowboy - Independent
2004- Mari Watanabe- mari mari...- Independent
2003 - Luther Thomas-Leave It To Luther- CIMP
2003- Green Market Trio- Reflections- Petunia Records
2003 - Joel Chassan's Jazz Mirage- Numeral Three- Independent
2000- Ethan Mann- Central Park North- Petunia Records
1995- Manhattan School of Music- Salutes The Arrangers: Then and Now- Sea Breeze Record Company
1994- JaRon Eames- Sounds Good To Me- JKE Productions
1993- JaRon Eames- Suddenly- JKE Productions
1/8/11 The Happening at St. Peter's Church w/ Francina Conners, Reggie Workman and Leopoldo Flemming
6/2009 Big Apple Jazz Underground Festival in NYC w/ Grace Garland
5/2009 Artsplosure Festival in Raleigh NC w/ Eve Cornelious Chip Crawford & Greg Bandy
5/2008 Gullah Festival in Beaufort SC w/ Teddy Adams Tyrone Govan Eddie Pazant and Delbert Felix.
2005 Japan tour of Kobe, Kyoto, Ashiya and Tokyo w/ Mari Watanabe
2003 Montreal Jazz Festival w/ Monika Brand
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
I have approximately 35 private students. I teach at home and at Manna House Workshops in East Harlem and Crestwood Music Education Center in Eastchester. I have some late morning slots available. I charge $60/ hr.