Whitman College Fridays at Four Recital Series and the Department of Music Presents The Joe Manis Trio
SteepleChase recording artist Joe Manis is quickly creating a strong presence in the Northwest jazz scene with the strength of his "intense, updated take on the glorious Rollins-'Trane tradition." (Willamette Week) Critics have called his playing "explosive," saying “(Manis) makes Pink Floyd's 'Money' sound like something a young John Coltrane might have played"; and “fabulous... will thrill fans of Monk, Rollins." Recent Joe Manis Trio appearances include Fat Cat NYC, the Portland Jazz Festival, the Shedd Institute’s jazz series, and the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Manis is the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship.