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Patrick Manzecchi Patrick Manzecchi

Born in Paris (F) in 1969. Lives in Konstanz (GER) since 1977. Worked and toured with some highly respected international artists like:

Sheila Jordan, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Barry Harris, Teddy Edwards, Arthur Blythe, Bobby Watson, Dick Oatts, Gary Smulyan, Mark Soskin, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, David Friedman, Scott Hamilton, Dan Barrett, Darmon Meader, Jimmy Woode Jr., Reggie Johnson, Vince Benedetti, Harvie Swartz, Tim Hagans, Peter Madsen, Allan Praskin, Gary Barone, Sandy Patton, Dusko Goykovich, Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, Gregor Huebner, Steffen Schorn to name a few and played with some of the best German and Swiss musicians of his generation.

Festivals all over Europe and Asia, countless radio- and TV broadcasts. Recordings as a sideman for Mons Records, Marquart Music, Chorus Records, Satindoll Productions and some more companies.

His first own CD “Ready and able” (live with Jimmy Woode Jr.) from 2001 was very well received by critics. The second CD “Yoda’s dilemma” with the Patrick Manzecchi quartet from 2009 is available on and/or on AMAZON. So is “Out Of The Box” from 2013. In 2017 “Rectilinear” is released with no less than Richie Beirach.


Gretsch Broadkaster set with stop badges (70s) / Gretsch Catalina Club (new); Zildjian / Istanbul / Paiste / UFIP Cymbals


”I liked what I heard. Great energy …” (Herbie Hancock)

“You really know the stuff …” (Barry Harris)

“Great drumming!” (Harvie Swartz)

“The most talented drummer in Germany...” (Richie Beirach)

“King of the Schlagzeugwerk …” (Jimmy Woode)

“You've got Funk!” (Fred Wesley)

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Advanced only


Album Rectilinear by Patrick Manzecchi


Element 113

Album Out Of The Box by Patrick Manzecchi

Out Of The Box

Ladwig Jazz Records

Album Yoda's Dilemma by Patrick Manzecchi

Yoda's Dilemma

Ladwig Jazz Records

Album Ready & Able by Patrick Manzecchi

Ready & Able

Satindoll Productions



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