• Jacam Manricks

The Write of Spring

Dear all,  I hope you survived the winter months. Here’s my spring newsletter. Upcoming Release 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: https://jacammanricks.bandcamp.com/album/jm-band-2019 Watch a video of a mixing session for ‘New Years Day’ (not the Sting song!) with engineer Mark Allen Piccolo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJBNjZ3LrPY Capital Jazz Project Plays the Music of Duke Ellington, The Extended Works This Friday 3/8 (in Turloch) and Sunday 3/10 (in Sacramento) the CJP will present music from the extended works of the great Duke Ellington.  For more info go here: Friday 3-8-19 https://www.evensi.us/stan-jazz-festival-featuring-etienne-charles/295289024 Sunday 3-10-19 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-jazz-project-duke-ellingtons-extended-works-tickets-53105907198 Jazz Ensembles of UC Davis On March 12th at noon I will present the students of UC Davis in a concert featuring 4 jazz combos presenting music by Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, Snarky Puppy and Sonny Rollins. Here are the details: https://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/jazz-combos-uc-davis-4 Then on March 14th the big bands of UC Davis (and one combo) present music by Thad Jones, Tower of Power, Freddie Hubbard and Johnny Hodges. We will also premier a new suite I’ve written, which is inspired by the current sociopolitical climate. It is based on an original I wrote in 2013 called ‘Cry’. Here is the info for that: https://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/jazz-bands-uc-davis-4 The Evolution of an American Artform On April 28 I will present a Jazz history themed concert in Sacramento. It will feature a demonstration of Jazz styles and the music of historically significant Jazz artists who helped shape it's evolution. Jazz sub genres such as traditional (early) jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop, latin jazz, free jazz, jazz/rock fusion and others will be performed and analyzed.  A discussion of what defines Jazz and the differences or similarities that exist between the sub genres will be explored. We will be covering recordings by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Herbie Hancock.  You can read more about this and purchase tix here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-evolution-of-an-american-artform-tickets-53547816962

Super Sax Concert Super (NPI) excited about this show! I’ve been meaning to do a saxophone quartet/quintet project for many years. This show will feature originals and arrangements of mine for saxophone quartet/quintet and rhythm section.  We will also honor the original Super Sax ensemble by performing some of their material which features Charlie Parker transcriptions arranged for sax section and rhythm section. June 10th at the Dante Club in Sacramento Go here for more details: https://www.sacramentojazzcoop.org/event/jacam-manricks-septet-supersaxology/?instance_id=77 West Coast Kava Jazz The Root of Happiness Kava Bar in Davis has begun a jazz night twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.  It will feature the Jim Frink Trio, which I play in, followed by a jam session. We play jazz standards and it is free to the public. Go here for more info: https://allevents.in/california/jazz-night/20002195612668# Thanks for reading and hope to see you out there. Best, JM