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Roger Manins

Composer, Performer

Biography

New Zealand saxophonist and composer, Roger Manins, grew up in the Awhitu Peninsula, picking up the saxophone at the age of 12. Manins moved to Sydney in 1994, where he based himself for much of his musical career. In 1996, he left for New York, immersing himself in the creative hub of the New York scene for almost three years. Returning to Sydney, Manins began to emerge as a powerhouse in the ebullient Australian scene, winning the Australian International Jazz Awards title (saxophone) in 2002 at Wangaratta.

Manins brings a unique Trans-Tasman perspective to New Zealand jazz and performs regularly throughout the Australasian and Pacific regions. He has recorded on roughly 30 albums with many of Australasia’s leading artists and released six of his own projects, appearing on labels such as Rattle Jazz and Rufus Records. In both his recordings and performances, Manins demonstrates a deep understanding and love all Jazz styles including Blues, Traditional, Swing , Bossa Nova, Straight ahead ‘standards’, Hard Bop, Modern Jazz, Latin Jazz and Free Jazz. Recently, Manins featured on Anita Schwabe’s Eat Your Greens released in June 2018.

Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at The University Of Auckland’s Jazz department. As well as being co-founder and Artistic Director of CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa, he also helps to coordinate the Auckland Jazz Festival.


Composed (31)

10:15

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 8m 40s


bang

for jazz ensemble, 9m 25s


Bennett's Radio Blues

for small jazz ensemble


big sis #1

for jazz ensemble, 7m 17s


big sis #2

for jazz ensemble, 7m 53s


Blues for Marty White

for jazz ensemble, 10m 35s


Choices

for sax, bass and drums, 4m 31s


Chook 40

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 7m 14s


Circles and Clouds

for small jazz ensemble


Circling in

for sax, bass and drums, 2m 52s


Crab Empathy

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 7m 10s


Dark Bright

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 6m 55s


Evolution

for jazz quartet


Huffle Shuffle

for small jazz ensemble


jacqueline grace

for jazz ensemble, 7m 5s


John Scon

for big band


KungFu Alto

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 12m 17s


Lancelot Link, Missing Chimp

for small jazz ensemble


Norwegian Bush

for jazz quartet, 7m 30s


Peter The Magnificent

for jazz quartet


Psalm

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 5m 53s


Shallow Steve

for small jazz ensemble


The Beauty in Their Eyes

for small jazz ensemble


The Jocelyn Jive

for jazz ensemble, 15m 1s


The Thing

for saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, 5m 18s


victoria

for jazz ensemble, 7m 22s



Recordings (27)

GRG67 | The Thing - CD

Audio/visual


Hip Flask | 2 - CD

Audio/visual



Performances (1)

DOG - Jazz Staff Concert

The University of Auckland School of Music’s jazz staff ensemble DOG returns to the School of Mus...