I’ve been working more on the tracks for my upcoming release adding woodwinds and strings and remixing. Very excited about how this is sounding. Check out a sample or pre-order here:
Listen to a sneak peak of ‘New Years Day’ (not the U2 song!) with engineer Mark Allen Piccolo here:
My upcoming album release features Clarence Penn-drums, Matt Penman-bass, Joe Gilman-piano, and myself on saxes.
Below is a 2 minute video sneak peak from a past gig performing the music at the CLARA Auditorium in Midtown Sacramento.
Norcal Collective is a collaborative ensemble of North Californian based
musicians; Dahveed Behroozi - piano, George Ban Weiss - bass,
Tim Bulkley – drums, and Jacam Manricks – saxophones.
Having all served extended tenures on the New York City Jazz Scene, with the exception of Ban-Weiss who performed in LA for many years, each of these four musicians have performed with some of the most important musical artists of our time.
The ensemble performed at the CLARA Auditorium last September offering fresh takes on Jazz standards, arrangements of music from other genres, as well as original compositions.
FEATURED IN "LIVE JAZZ LIVES IN SAC"
"Adding energy to the scene is the infusion of new talent through saxophonist and composer Jacam Manricks, who has a contemporary and progressive mentality that has been illustrated through his last two recent shows." BY MARCUS CROWDER, SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW
VIDEOS OF LIVE CONCERT WITH PENN, PENMAN, AND GILMAN
"I had the pleasure of having drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Matt Penman in town for a recording and a couple gigs with Joe Gilman and myself in late January. While I’m not usually into releasing videos of live shows with low audio quality the music that
night was pretty accommodating. So I decided to throw them up on youtube for a minute. A high quality recording of these tracks (with these musicians) will soon be available on my upcoming release. Stay tuned for free samples and news about that."
Help create a world-class jazz big band in Northern California!
In Sacramento on October 13th, the Capital Jazz Project presents the premier of the Jacam Manricks Orchestra (JMO), performing dramatic, emotional new works and arrangements. Watch the video and click on the link below to see how to donate to help enrich the regional music community and creative cultural arts scene!
GILMANRICKS CD REVIEWS
The duo CD release by Joe Gilman and myself has been generating some nice reviews recently. Here are some of the album and a link to a short video from the CD Launch concert last month.
Sacramento News And Review:
Sea Of Tranquility:
Listen to GilManricks Sample-Track on Bandcamp:
'Ethereal' Video from CD Launch