Jakob Manz
Natural Energy

VÖ: 24.04.2020

Genre: Saxophone Jazz



ACT 9680-2, 614427968029
Jakob Manz / alto saxophone & recorder (on 6)
Hannes Stollsteimer / piano
Frieder Klein / bass
Paul Albrecht / drums

Recorded at Hansahaus Studios Bonn, August 12 - 15, 2019 Recording-, mixing- & mastering engineer: Nico Raschke.

Produced by the artists

Cover art by Mimmo Paladino, by kind permission of the artist

At just 18 years of age, saxophonist Jakob Manz demonstrates the impressive spectrum of his instrument's possibilities - in the spirit of jazz-rock and with a tight grooving young band.

Jakob Manz
The Jakob Manz Project won the 1st Prize at the Future Sounds 2018 competition during the Leverkusener Jazztage.In April 2018, the band also received the 1st Prize and the Audience Award at the international Jazz Prize Biberach. Bandleader Jakob Manz, born on May 16, 2001, has played with renowned musicians such as Wolfgang Schmid, Randy Brecker, Ack van Rooyen, and Wolfgang Dauner. At the age of just 16, he was admitted to the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO), with which he performed in concert halls like the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Kölner Philharmonie, and the Gasteig München, as well as in various countries including the USA, Canada, Albania, and the Netherlands."Youngster outshines them all: Jakob Manz and his band forcefully channeled the spirit of jazz through the forum, leading to a standing ovation from the audience," said the Kölner Stadtanzeiger about their performance at the Leverkusener Jazztage.