GREG MANNING / JEFF RYAN
KEYBOARDIST / PRODUCER / COMPOSER - GREG MANNING
Greg Manning is one of the hottest producers and composers in the business today having his hand in 4 recent Billboard #1's. Greg's song 'Top Down' was just named the Billboard's Song of the year 2019 and Greg was nominated for the Smooth Jazz Artist of the year 2019. Top Down ascended to #1 and spent over 20 weeks on the Billboard Charts!
Greg wrote and produced songs for R&B legend Deniece Williams and recently performed with her at Yoshi's. Greg has performed with Najee, is a regular on the Dave Koz Cruise and toured with Jonathan Butler for 9 years.
Other notable performances include the Oxnard Jazz Festival, Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Spaghettini's, Harvelle's, The Perfect Note, The Big Bib Too, Tempe Center For Arts, Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, Judy Bayley Theatre on the campus of UNLV, Michael Paulo's Rhythm on the Vine and he is scheduled to perform at the NYE Smooth Jazz Weekend Dallas. Greg's 2020 performance calendar includes the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival, as well as Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fete with more announcements coming soon! For more information visit https://greg-manning.com/
SAXOPHONIST - JEFF RYAN
Saxman Jeff Ryan, is an international Billboard recording artist and ranks as one of contemporary jazz’s top emerging artists. In 2020 Jeff was awarded the top spot as Billboard’s #1 Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year! Jeff has also landed the Jazztrax Debut Artist of the Year and the Smooth Jazz Network Break Out Artist of the Year with his first three singles hitting #1, #3 and #6 on the Billboard Charts.
Jeff’s debut single, “Up and Up,” flew to No.1 on the Billboard chart. Ryan’s producer and writing partner on Embrace was chart-topping composer, producer and keyboardist Greg Manning. The winning chemistry and connection they share is undeniable, whether it be in the studio or on the stage.
As a follow up to Jeff’s album “Embrace,” he strove to build on self discovery and expand his sound to work with more of the powerhouse producers of the genre. Jeff second album is titled "Duality." The balance of self expression and emotional relatability is the contrast of an artist. The duality of creating music, which speaks to oneself and to others. On “Duality,” Jeff worked with producers Paul Brown, Darren Rahn, Adam Hawley and again with Greg Manning, who produced the entirety of his debut album. “Double Up” was the first single released in May 2020 and debuted as the No. 1 Most Added on Smooth Jazz Billboard and is currently rising in the top 30 on Billboard. For more information visit http://jeffryansax.com/