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Primary Instrument: Guitar

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, guitarist Terrence McManus grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. He has performed or recorded with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Cox, Kermit Driscoll, Russ Lossing, Marty Ehrlich, Mat Maneri, Ben Monder, Matt Moran, John Hollenbeck, Billy Mintz, Michael Sarin, and Gene Bertoncini. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, and the inaugural month at John Zorn's The Stone. In 2008 Terrence was featured in the book, State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words, by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson, The book is published by Yale University Press and The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, TX....
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”McManus is one of New York's latest guitar heroes” -allaboutjazz.com

“I am convinced he represents a new voice on the instrument.” -Gerry Hemingway

“All great guitarists find a voice inside the instrument, but Terrence McManus hit on an entirely new language.” -Gambit (New Orleans)

“...rich, unconscious empathy......language that takes in everything from free and Noise to the cheery alt rock” -The Wire (UK)

“Each of these five brief tracks are sketches of ideas and platforms for McManus' improvisations and extended techniques. Technique, as they say, on loan from God.” -allaboutjazz.com

“...subtle, highly textural...” -Time Out New York

“...an improvisational guitarist who's constantly looking for new, unexpected ways to make music...He comes off like a 21st century extension of Brian Eno...” -The Trenton Times

“a penchant for shifting between pure sound exploration and instant composition�”a species of improvisation that's willing to engage with form and genre�”across a broad dynamic range.” -Chicago Reader

“McManus is a guitar explorer, drawing on both traditional and extended techniques in a style that’s nonetheless distinctively pared down, at once emotive, intense and vocal.” -pointofdeparture.org

“exploring a sonic vocabulary that amalgamates the cool minimalism of a sonic cloud chamber with bursts of the impassioned poetry of a seasoned flamenco or blues practitioner and raw, fascinating sounds drawn from light industry and scientific inquiry or inspired by deep nature...

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Clinic/Workshop InformationActively involved in education, Terrence has taught at Loyola University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Nebraska, The New School in New York City and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.


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    Transcendental Numbers

    NoBusiness Records
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    Below The Surface

    Auricle Music
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    Konnex Records
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    Live At The Clown Lounge

    Konnex Records
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    Pastellic Reflections

    Konnex Records
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