Joe Manis Joe Manis
The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2008-09
It's A Great Feeling!
Joe Manis
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
Tenor saxophonist Joe Manis released his debut album Evidence in 2009 on the NYC-based 8Bells label. Evidence features Manis' own deft compositions as well as new takes on standards by Gershwin, Monk and others. The Joe Manis Trio was featured at Rontoms during the 2010 Portland Jazz Festival, a performance that was a featured Willamette Weekly “Pick” and received praise from local music critics and bloggers.
As both a leader and a sideman, Joe has presented performances and jazz masterclasses at Whitman College, Bates College, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Oregon, Ferris State University, and South Seattle Community College. He received a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies-Performance with Academic Honor from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Additional studies were at the Eastman School of Music. A dedicated teacher as well as performer, he serves as the Director of The Shedd’s Jazz Academy and South Eugene High School’s Jazz Band III.
In other performance formats, Joe currently shouts background vocals and plays alto saxophone with the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and appears on their albums Susquehanna and Skaboy JFK: The Skankin' Hits of.... He has played with Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited and appears on their album Rise Up! on Real World Records; he has also performed with the Temptations, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Ken Schaphorst Big Band featuring trombonist Andre Hayward.
2008
Oct 16-24JK 2008-09It's A Great Feeling!
2009
Feb 12-19JK 2008-09The Gang's All Here!
Apr 30-May 10JK 2008-09Hold That Ghost!
Oct 15-23JK 2009-10That Old Black Magic
2010
Apr 30-May 9JK 2009-10'S Wonderful
Nov 17SP 2010-11Joe Manis TrioJaqua
2011
May 6-15JK 2010-11Coast To Coast
Oct 13-21JK 2011-12Jukebox Saturday Night
2012
May 4-13JK 2011-12On The Road with Jimmy Van Heusen
Oct 11-19JK 2012-13The Very Thought Of You
2013
Feb 7-15JK 2012-13Flying Home
Oct 10-19JK 2013-14At The Jazz Band Ball
2014
Feb 13-22JK 2013-14Give Me A Song
Mar 13SP 2013-14You Are Too Beautiful: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, 1963Jaqua
May 2-11JK 2013-14Bésame Mucho
Oct 9-12JK 2014-15Come Fly With Me
2015
Jan 29SP 2014-15Save Your Love For MeJaqua
Feb 6-15JK 2014-15Avalon
Mar 13SP 2014-15Art Pepper ElevenJaqua
May 7-10JK 2014-15Why Don't You Do Right?
Oct 22-25JK 2015-16Goody Goody
2016
Aug 9OFAM 2016I'll Be Seeing YouJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2016Follow The BoysJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2016Keep The Home Fires BurningJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2016Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the PositiveJaqua
Oct 13-21JK 2016-17Mood Indigo
2017
Feb 9-12JK 2016-17Clarinet Marmalade
May 18-21JK 2016-17My Lucky Star
Aug 4OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Joe Manis appears in these The Jazz Kings 2008-09 events:
Thursday Oct 16
7:30 pIt's A Great Feeling!
Friday Oct 17
7:30 pIt's A Great Feeling!
Sunday Oct 19
2:30 pIt's A Great Feeling!
Friday Oct 24
7:30 pIt's A Great Feeling!
Thursday Feb 12
7:30 pThe Gang's All Here!
Friday Feb 13
7:30 pThe Gang's All Here!
Sunday Feb 15
2:30 pThe Gang's All Here!
Thursday Feb 19
7:30 pThe Gang's All Here!
Thursday Apr 30
7:30 pHold That Ghost!
Thursday May 7
7:30 pHold That Ghost!
Friday May 8
7:30 pHold That Ghost!
Sunday May 10
2:30 pHold That Ghost!