"Ethan Mann is one of the keepers of the 
flame of jazz guitar. Having absorbed the
lessons of those masters before him he 
continues his quest to play music that is 
both rich and warm as well as exciting.
He is among the finest guitarists of his
generation. He is worthy of the ears of 
any lover of great music and jazz guitar." 
 
Rodney Jones
Professor - Manhattan School of Music
Blue Note Records Recording Artist
 

 

 

 

Ethan Mann has lived in NYC since 1991. He is a guitarist, bandleader, sideman, composer and educator. Past performances include gigs at Birdland, Iridium, 55 Bar and Smoke. He has steady engagements at The Carlyle Hotel (every Monday with the Earl Rose Trio), The Anyway Cafe (every Thursday with Grace Garland) and Bistro D’a Cote (every Sunday with Paul Beaudry). Mann accompanies many wonderful singers including Marianne Solivan, Marion Cowings and Brianna Thomas. He teaches guitar and has been a member of the jazz faculty at Crestwood Music Education Center in Eastchester since 2003 and at Manna House Workshops in East Harlem since 1999.

 
 
 
    Ethan is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied guitar with Rodney Jones, Jack Wilkins and Chris Rosenberg He was chosen to play in master classes with Wynton Marsalis and Jim Hall. He was a member of the MSM Jazz Orchestra which performed concerts with guest artists such as Milt Hinton, and Maria Schneider. During Ethan's time in the orchestra, they recorded a CD called, The Composers Then and Now. At MSM, Mann explored the future and legacy of  jazz with a great faculty, and an extremely talented student body, which included Eric Harland, Jason Moran and many others. 
 
Mann has performed his compositions in concert settings at: Manna House' MEEE series in 2003 and 2006 and 2011. Crestwood Music Education Center's faculty concert in 2005 the Riverside Church's Jazz by the Riverside series in 2009 and 2011 and Soiree Musicales Concert series in 2012 and 2013.
 
Ethan's latest recording “ Acoustic Project ” with Arturo Vera was released in May 2012. It was reviewed by Dan Bilawsky for All About Jazz, who said “The Acoustic Project is a confluence of classical styling, Spanish-tinged songs, and improvisational elements, brought together by two men who have ample knowledge and skill in all three areas.”
 
Ethan's recording " IT'S ALL ABOUT A GROOVE "  with Chip Crawford and Greg Bandy was released in March 2010 to positive reviews. Here are some excerpts:
 
"Ethan Mann is a guitarist who has a lot to say in a voice that is uncompromisingly his own." 
 
  Raul d'Gama Rose - All About Jazz 
 
"This group interacts on a deep level due to their time spent together on the bandstand."
 
Vince Lewis - Guitar International
 
 
 “Mann presents a delightful mix of original songs and tributes."
 
Woodrow Wilkins - All About Jazz
 
 
   
Discography
 
2012- Arturo Vera & Ethan Mann - Acoustic Project- Independent
 
2010 - Ethan Mann with Chip Crawford & Greg Bandy- It's All About A Groove- Petunia Records
 
2008 Mari Watanabe -Sings-  Independent
 
2008 -  Andrée Pagès Original Jazz, Blues & One Lonesome Cowboy - Independent
 
2004- Mari Watanabe- mari mari...- Independent
 
2003 - Luther Thomas-Leave It To Luther- CIMP
 
2003- Green Market Trio- Reflections- Petunia Records
 
2003 - Joel Chassan's  Jazz Mirage- Numeral Three- Independent
 
2000- Ethan Mann- Central Park North-  Petunia Records
 
1995- Manhattan School of Music- Salutes The Arrangers: Then and Now-         
          Sea Breeze Record Company
 
1994- JaRon Eames-  Sounds Good To Me- JKE Productions
 
1993- JaRon Eames- Suddenly- JKE Productions
 
 
Tours/Festivals
 
 

11/2013 - Brazil Tour of Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro w/ Earl Rose & Paul Beaudry

1/2010 - The Happening at St. Peter's Church in NYC w/ Francina Conners, Reggie Workman
and Leopoldo Flemming

8/2009 - Muniak’s Jazz Club in Cracow / Poland

6/2009 - Big Apple Jazz Underground Festival in NYC w/ Grace Garland

5/2009 - Artsplosure Festival in Raleigh NC w/ Eve Cornelious Chip Crawford & Greg Bandy

5/2008 - Gullah Festival in Beaufort SC w/ Teddy Adams Tyrone Govan Eddie Pazant and Delbert
Felix

1/2005 - Japan Tour of Kobe, Kyoto, Ashiya and Tokyo w/ Mari Watanabe

6/2003 - Montreal Jazz Festival w/ Monika Brand