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Jacam Manricks

Jacam Manricks is fast establishing himself as one of the most qualified artist/musicians in the world today. He tours internationally as a featured soloist, composer/arranger and clinician throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Mr Manricks has received a number of prestigious awards and scholarships for artistic excellence and has performed with some of the most recognized artists of our time, including Ray Charles, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, David Liebman, Micheal Abene, Dick Oatts, James Morrison, Mike Nock, Jerry Lewis and the Queensland Symphony to name a few.

Mr Manricks has been a featured soloist at internationally renowned venues, such as Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), the Jazz Standard (New York), the Jazz Gallery (New York), the A-Train (Berlin), the Gasteig Philharmonie (Munich), the Seymour Center (Sydney) & Bennet's Lane (Melbourne).

As a composer, In June 2008 Mr Manricks recorded his second album of original works. The album consists of pieces for Jazz quintet and chamber orchestra featuring some of the leading Jazz soloists in New York along with himself on saxophones and woodwinds. In October 2007 Mr Manricks premiered a series of compositions for Symphony Orchestra and Big Band in New York. The works featured Mr Manricks as alto saxophone soloist and composer and were presented as part of the Manhattan School of Music’s 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert. Mr Manricks was also featured as soloist and composer for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert in September 2007.

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”...Jacam Manricks breaks the mould by being a star as a composer...” [His] multi-faceted compositions are highly original in their harmonic and rhythmic language... —John Shand, SMH


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