Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Najee – 2019
Greg Manning is a Berklee College of Music alum and an amalgam of cultures. He was born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland. Greg moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and has had an incredible career. He is a three-time certified platinum producer for Universal Music Switzerland, and has had several Swiss Chart toppers since 1996.
Greg is the former keyboardist and music director for GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Jonathan Butler… and keyboardist for Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Brian McKnight, Chante Moore, and Kirk Whalum, just to mention a few. After touring extensively for ten years throughout the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and the U.K., Greg made a conscious decision to come off the road. Not too long thereafter, he started composing music for film and television.
As an artist, his own music is the union of jazz, soul, and funk… and
has been described as “Soul-Jazz at its best”… which can be heard on his album “Sugar and Spice,” which was released on Kalimba Records. The title track went on to spend 20 weeks on the charts rising to #5 on Billboard. Most recently his chart topping single “Top Down” was celebrated as Billboard’s 2019 Smooth Jazz Song of the Year.
Greg is off to an incredible start in 2020, as his latest single, “Twinkle” a cover of Earl Klugh’s 1981 classic, debuted at #29 on the Billboard charts.
Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival – Spain
The Hollywood Bowl
Played keys for Adam Hawley and Peter White
Spaghettini – Seal Beach, Ca
The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater – Detroit, Mi
Featured artist – Najee
Festival of Arts – Laguna, Ca
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, Ca
Catalina Jazz Festival