Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate
July 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! Indulge your senses at the “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series every Thursday night throughout the summer.
Wine and Chocolate Pairings: Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of chocolates from XAN Confections. Cost: $20 (does not include Festival of Arts admission or reserved seating)
Performer: Greg Manning
Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning has performed on stages throughout the U.S., Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia. Manning’s use of jazz, funk, and soul, to create simplistic yet, complex compositions, are blended with precise timbre and intricate instrumentation. They are rich in texture, and identifiably this recording artist’s distinctive imprint of Soul-Jazz.
After touring and performing with the likes of Brian McKnight, Jonathan Butler, and Mindi Abair, Manning released his debut album, “The Calling”, in 2010. It features Grammy winners Keb’Mo’, Kirk Whalum and many more guest appearances. This CD is a refreshing tonal palette of relevant content and masterfully crafted tunes that are a musical journey of his life experiences.
Manning has had a multi-faceted career. He is a three-time certified platinum producer for Universal Music Switzerland and has written/produced several Swiss chart-toppers (Harry Hasler’s “Saletti” and the MusicStar block buster “A Kiss Goodbye”.). He is a credited film composer for U.S. feature films “Dead Lenny” and “Restraining Order.” Manning also worked closely with composer Jan Stevens and provided additional music for network television shows “Samantha Who,” and “Scrubs” which garnered an Emmy-nomination in 2007 for “Guy Love”, which Greg arranged and performed on.
His most recent album “Sugar and Spice” was released in 2016.