Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Renée Manning is known for her robust voice, rich tones and impeccable time making her truly a musician’s vocalist. Her new release, All Grown UP, showcases those attributes in a soothing, quieter set parallel to the powerful big band selections she’s known for.
Testimony to her skills comes in the form of the number of musicians who have asked her to sit in at various engagements. These include Jon Faddis, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark Murphy, Howard Johnson and Joe Williams. Ms. Manning has also appeared as a guest soloist in the concert presentation of the George Gruntz opera, Cosmopolitan Greetings, a production done with the Cologne Radio Orchestra. For Cosmopolitan Greetings she teamed up with the likes of Don Cherry, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Howard Johnson and Ray Anderson. Recently she appeared with the Mingus Big Band at the Fez, Live at Best Buy, WBGO Jazz 88’s donor drive and the Iridium