Saturday 16th June 2018: Glen Manby

Nicola Harris

Jazz Month 2018: Concert 2

Glen Manby

Based in Cardiff, Glen's main interests musically lie in modern acoustic straight ahead jazz, and his major influences have been Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods, Andrew Speight, and Mario Rivera.

He has performed with Steve Waterman, Leon Greening, Adam King, Matt Home, Osian Roberts, Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy, Martin France, Thad Kelly, Gary Willcox, Mike Pyne, Brian Waite, Paula Gardiner, Matt Otto, and Wayne Batchelor.

He currently leads a number of small groups: the Glen Manby Quintet, Quartet and Trio, and is a founding member of Chapter Four, who have a long-standing residency at Chapter Arts Centre. He is also a member of Paul Hornsby's big band "The Collective", as well as his newly-formed octet, Octopia.