Phil Denny & Greg Manning Live at Aretha's Jazz Cafe
Foxxy Gwen's Day Wednesday Presents Phil Denny & Greg Manning Live at Aretha's Jazz Cafe. This show is limited to 80 attendees only!
# 1 Billboard recording artist Phil Denny has become a household name in contemporary jazz and remains a topic of conversation and interest among an international audience. Impressive artistry, presence and passion combined with a unique ability to connect with people on and off the stage have earned Denny a resume of notable achievements in just a short time and give reason to play on.
Since emerging onto the smooth jazz scene in 2012 much traction has been made by the efforts of saxophonist and businessman, Phil Denny. The 6x Billboard charting, independent artist has been described as a passionate and soulful player often captivating audiences with his smooth, sexy yet energetic style. Friends and fans alike often describe him as a peoples musician having developed and maintained a very active, loyal and ever-growing fan base even before the release of his internationally recognized 2012 debut CD, Crossover.
The identifiable sound of his silky smooth tenor sax is perhaps most familiar on the hit track Diggin' On which scored an impressive #13 position on the Billboard chart in 2017. The overall success of his sophomore release, Upswing (2015) helped to further position Denny among his peers and format listeners and was motivation to step up yet again. Align, the forth studio album released in June 2018 is indeed a best-yet collection of eleven original tracks and welcomes great artist collaborations. The debut single, Switch Up earned a career first Billboard #1 as well as the top spot on the Mediabase and Smooth Jazz Network charts.
Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning has performed on stages throughout the U.S., Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia. Mannings use of jazz, funk, and soul, to create simplistic yet, complex compositions, are blended with precise timbre and intricate instrumentation. They are rich in texture, and identifiably this recording artists distinctive imprint of Soul-Jazz.
He started playing the piano at age 12. Several years later, he moved to the U.S. to study piano and film scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He made his U.S. debut as the keyboardist for the 2000 Back At One Tour, with Brian McKnight. He also toured extensively, for nearly a decade, as the keyboardist/music director for GRAMMY® Award-nominee, Jonathan Butler. Greg also performed with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Eric Marienthal, Chanté Moore, and Kirk Whalum, among others. Greg is also a #1 Billboard credited artist, writer and producer.
Aretha's Jazz Cafe (View)
Detroit, MI 48226
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