Jakob Manz
The Gallery Concerts I

VÖ: 25.03.2022

Genre: Beliebte Alben, Saxophone Jazz, Duo Art


ACT 9947-2 , 614427994721
Jakob Manz / alto saxophone & recorder (on 5)
Johanna Summer / piano

Live in concert at ACT Art Collection Gallery Berlin, 27.10.2021

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Curated by Siggi Loch

Cover art by Manfred Bockelmann / ACT Art Collection, from the series: Das Sterben der Blätter

Without a doubt, the two of them are among the most noteworthy discoveries in the young German jazz scene in recent years. Now, Jakob Manz and Johanna Summer come together in a duo, engaging in an intimate, open, and colorful dialogue. Using original compositions, standards, and newer jazz classics like Pat Metheny's "Always And Forever," Manz and Summer create their own musical universe, sometimes delicate and fragile, sometimes rhythmically assertive, and sometimes captivatingly melodic.

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.