Renée Manning

The Only Thing You Need Is Me (2017)

Renée Manning and her husband, Earl McIntyre,  bass trombonist and composer/arranger have been long-time friends with Quintet hornist Barbara Oldham. The Quintet has collaborated with these jazz arists along with Carlos Maldonado, percussionist in several large community programs in Queens supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. These collaborators have created a number of arrangements and new works, Renée’s The Only Thing you Need Is Me, being one of them.

Widely celebrated vocalist/composer, Renée Manning, has been educating students ages 2 to 100 years for the past 35 years. During her 10 years as instructor and Vocal Chair at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, she has been awarded several grants including Met Life grants for her choral work with Prospect Hill Senior Center, Brooklyn.

World traveled, Renée has toured, performed and recorded with the likes of Taj Mahal, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, David “Fat Head” Newman, Nat Adderley, Mel Lewis Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, George Gruntz Big Band, David Amram, actor John Ventimiglia and many others. She has also been a teaching/performance artist in hundreds of schools, senior centers and special needs settings. Some of them with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Young Audiences. A student of the famed brass instructor, Carmine Caruso and several other notable teachers, Ms. Manning has developed her own vocal method which has achieved extraordinary results with seniors, children and people of all ages and disciplines.

In 1991, Manning recorded her first solo album, As Is, for Ken Music, a small independent jazz label based in New York. Subsequently, Ken released her second album, Uhm…Uhm…Uhmmmm, which contained recordings from 1986, 1989, and 1991.

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