Vocalist Luca Manning has recently been enthralling festival audiences across Scotland with his heartfelt and understated lyrical delivery and warm, luminous vocal tone. With musical maturity beyond his years, his clarity and authenticity make jazz compositions new and old sound timeless and fresh. As a gifted improviser as well as singer, he has made his name as an up-and-coming jazz artist performing at the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee Jazz Festivals – where he opened for Becca Stevens - as well as the 2016 BBC Proms with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.
Now resident in London, Luca is fast making a name for himself, having performed at the Holborn, Soho and Pheasantry Pizza Express Venues with his own Quintet and Sextet line up as well as being invited to sing alongside Liane Carroll at her 2017 sold out Ronnie Scott’s Christmas Show.
Line – up:
Luca Manning - Vocals
David Swan - Keys
Will Sach - Bass
Boz Martin-Jones - Drums
"...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 Aitken, Jazz on BBC Radio Scotland.