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28 January 2019
Luca Manning Luca Manning is an award winning Jazz vocalist and composer from Glasgow, Scotland. He is inspired by a wide range of artists and musical styles, as well as being firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz.
Luca has had the opportunity to perform at various festivals across the UK – opening for the likes of Georgie Fame and Becca Stevens. His ability as not just a consummate vocalist but a gifted improviser, continues to enthral audiences and shows maturity well beyond his years.
In 2018, Luca was voted ‘Rising Star’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards and was also nominated in the ‘Best Vocalist’ category. Now resident in London, Luca is fast making a name for himself. He is in his second year at the Guildhall School of Music on the BMus Jazz degree and already has played major London venues such as Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in Soho leading his own ensembles. He has also become a vocal chair holder with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra since January 2018, a member of the London Vocal Project(2018), and in December 2017, was invited by Liane Carroll to guest on her sold out Christmas show at Ronnie Scott's.
"With Luca, you get such a complete musical experience. He is so honest and true when he sings. He has a very old soul for someone so young and I look forward to listening to a lot more of his music." - Liane Carroll
"...and – sure enough – among tonight’s highlights was the gorgeous bittersweet Maxine, in which the bridge featured an impressive solo from singer Luca Manning.” - London Jazz News
"Youthful, gorgeous, comforting sound..." - Seonaid , Jazz on BBC Radio Scotland.
“This young guy has one of the most beautiful, most honestly-delivered voices I’ve heard for a long time” – Ian Shaw "Luca Manning is a young man with an extraordinary natural aptitude for vocal performance and a natural ﬂair for vocal improvisation in the jazz idiom." - Stephen Duffy, Presenter of Jazz House, BBC Radio Scotland.
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