Jakob Manz

Saxophone

Jakob Manz is an exceptional talent on the saxophone and a master on the flute! Although he is only in his early 20s, Manz is already one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Germany and has won several top-class awards in recent years. Born in 2001, Manz has played with Randy Brecker, the WDR Big Band, the SWR Big Band, Ack Van Rooyen, Nils Landgren and many others and has already had the privilege of presenting his music on internationally renowned stages such as the Elbjazz Festival, the Philharmonie Köln and the Jazzfest Basel.

Since the release of his debut "Natural Energy" in 2020 (ACT Music), Jakob Manz has played around 200 concerts in German-speaking countries and performed at all relevant festivals during this time. In 2022, the delicate acoustic duo album "The Gallery Concerts I" with pianist Johanna Summer was released, showing Manz as an improviser of great depth and sensitivity. In the same year, he also received many prominent awards, including the Landesjazzpreis of his home state of Baden-Württemberg as the youngest artist in the history of the prize. In 2023, he followed up with Groove Connection, another album on ACT, recorded with international genre greats such as Roberto Di Gioia, Per Lindvall, Tim Lefebvre and several others. The follow-up album with his regular formation The Jakob Manz Project is already firmly scheduled for 2024.

There are not many young jazz musicians who master their instrument as virtuosically as Jakob Manz, and whose playing sounds at the same time so unpretentious, clear, song-serving and soulful. The fact that he succeeds in this is due on the one hand to his talent and the determination with which he works on his musical expression. And on the other hand, it is due to his will to inspire and touch the audience with his music. He says that it is important to him to play his very special instrument, the alto saxophone, in a way that fills the room, but at the same time reaches each individual listener directly and immediately. And one can state that he succeeds in this at any time, whether in the club, in concert halls or on large festival stages.

Projects

contemporary groove instrumental soul

The Jakob Manz Project
The Jakob Manz Project
Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer
Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer
Jakob Manz Groove Connection
Jakob Manz Groove Connection

Calendar

23.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project CH - Zürich Moods Club Show
24.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project AT - Dornbirn Spielboden Club Show
25.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Biberach an der Riß Jazzclub Biberach / Jazzkeller Club Show Tickets
26.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Bad Neustadt an der Saale Stadt Bad Neustadt Konzertreihe "hörbar" Tickets
27.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - München Jazzclub Unterfahrt Club Show Tickets
28.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Fürstenfeldbruck Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld jazzfirst Tickets
29.02.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Pullach im Isartal Bürgerhaus der Gemeinde Pullach i. Isartal Jazz & More Tickets
01.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Ulm ROXY Ulm Club Show
02.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Stuttgart BIX Jazzclub Club Show Sold Out
16.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project CH - Altdorf Theater Uri Theatre Show Tickets
17.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Kappelrodeck Vaya Casa Club Show Tickets
21.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project CH - St. Gallen Bistro St.Gallen Club Show
22.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Feldafing Jazz am See Club Show Tickets
23.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Wiesloch Festhalle am Psychiatrischen Zentrum Nordbaden Jazz im PZN
24.03.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Hamburg JazzHall Club Show
20.04.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Kaiserslautern Kammgarn Jazzfestival Kaiserslautern Tickets
25.04.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Köln King Georg Club Show
26.04.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Paderborn Jazz-Club Paderborn Club Show
27.04.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Wuppertal LOCH Club Show Tickets
02.05.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Ravensburg Zehntscheuer Ravensburg Club Show Tickets
03.05.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Bonn Bürgerverein Dottendorf/Gronau e.V. Dottendorfer Jazznacht
14.05.2024 Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer DE - Hainfeld atelier29 Hainfelder Jazztage
19.05.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Hildesheim Bischofsmühle Cyclus 66 e. V. Open Air
20.05.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Rheine Schloss Kloster Bentlage –Kulturelle Begegnungsstätte Jazz am Kloster
19.06.2024 Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer DE - Berlin stARTfestival stARTfestival
22.06.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Tübingen Deutsch-Französisches Kulturinstitut Tübingen e.V. Internationales Brassfestival Tübingen Tickets
08.07.2024 Jakob Manz & Johanna Summer DE - Ismaning Hainhalle Jazzmontag Ismaning
20.07.2024 Jakob Manz Groove Connection DE - Stuttgart SpardaWelt Eventcenter Jazzopen Stuttgart
27.07.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Schwinkendorf Schloss und Gut Ulrichshusen 360° Saxofon / Festspiele MV
25.10.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Göppingen Altes E-Werk Club Show
18.11.2024 The Jakob Manz Project DE - Mannheim Ella & Louis Club Show

Contact

Patrick Weißenfels

Booking Agent

Lena Werner

Production Manager

The ACT Agency
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