Out of the Blue Livestream Jazz Series with Manuel Kaufmann

Saturday - August, 15 @ 7:00pm

Join us on our Facebook page as we watch a recently filmed live performance of Manuel's work and get a chance to talk to him about his music!

This video shows how The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra is capable of a powerful large ensemble sound without overpowering the intimate chamber feel of a small jazz band. It performs mostly post-bop-tinged originals and some fresh arrangements of the Great American Songbook.


Manuel Kaufmann is a jazz composer, arranger and bassist who has sold over two hundred of his self-published charts for large and medium-sized jazz ensembles. His compositions and arrangements have appeared in concerts in the US, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Israel, China, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Germany and Finland. 
Manuel is currently a professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department at Berklee College of Music

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