Mat Maneri

born in 1969 in New York City, NY, United States

Mat Maneri

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Mat Maneri (born October 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American composer, improviser and jazz violin and viola player, specifically derivatives such as the five-string viola, the electric six-string violin, and the baritone violin. He is the son of the saxophonist Joe Maneri.[1]

Maneri has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Berne, Borah Bergman, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Michael Formanek, John Lockwood, as well as with his own trio, quartet, and quintet. He has also played on various band releases: Club d'Elf, Decoupage, Brewed by Noon, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Buffalo Collision.[2]

Maneri started studying violin at the age of five and received a full scholarship as the principal violinist at Walnut Hill High School and New England Conservatory of Music, he went on to pursue a professional career in jazz music.[3]

He started releasing records as a leader in 1996 and has performed and recorded worldwide. Maneri has worked with Ed Schuller, John Medeski, Roy Campbell, Paul Motian, Robin Williamson, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Ethan Iverson, David King and many others. Maneri has taught privately and at the New School.


As leader

  • In Time with Pandelis Karayorgis (Leo, 1993)
  • Fever Bed (Leo, 1996)
  • Acceptance (hatOLOGY, 1996)
  • Fifty-One Sorrows (Leo, 1997)
  • Reaching with Steven Lantner (Leo, 1997)
  • Light Trigger with Randy Peterson (No More, 1998)
  • So What? (hatOLOGY, 1998)
  • Trinity (ECM, 1999)
  • Blue Decco (Thirsty Ear, 2000)
  • For Consequence (Leo, 2001)
  • Sustain with Joe McPhee (Thirsty Ear, 2002)
  • For Flowers, (2004)
  • Chamber Trio, (2005)
  • Self-luminous, (2005)
  • Happening, (2005)
  • Transylvanian Concert, (ECM, 2013)

As sideman

With Borah Bergman

  • The River of Sounds (Boxholder, 2000)

With Steve Dalachinsky

  • Incomplete Directions (Knitting Factory, 1998)

With Heinz Geisser and Guerino Mazzola

  • Heliopolis (Cadence, 1999)

With Whit Dickey

  • The Nommonsemble: Life Cycle (AUM Fidelity, 2000)

With Ellery Eskelin

  • Vanishing Point (hat HUT, 2000)

With Guillermo Gregorio

  • Approximately (hat HUT, 1995)
  • Red Cube(d) (hat HUT, 1996)

With Masashi Harada

  • Obliteration at the End of Multiplication (Leo, 1998)

With Pandelis Karayorgis

  • The Other Name (Motive, 1992)
  • Lift and Poise (Leo, 1996)
  • Distambiguation (Leo, 2001)

With Joe Maneri

  • Kalavinka (Cochlea, 1989)
  • Get Ready to Receive Yourself (Leo, 1993)
  • Tenderly (hat HUT, 1993)
  • Coming Down the Mountain (hat HUT, 1993)
  • Let the Horse Go (Leo, 1995)
  • Three Men Walking with Joe Morris (ECM, 1995)
  • Out Right Now with Joe Morris (hatOLOGY, 1996)
  • In Full Cry (ECM, 1996)
  • Blessed (ECM, 1997)
  • The Trio Concerts (Leo, 1997)
  • Tales of Rohnlief (ECM, 1998)
  • A Cloud of Black Birds (AUM Fidelity, 1998)
  • Soul Search (AUM Fidelity, 1999)
  • At the Old Office (Knitting Factory, 1999)
  • Angles of Repose (ECM, 2002)
  • Going To Church (AUM Fidelity, 2002)

With Joe Morris

  • You Be Me (Soul Note, 1997)
  • A Cloud of Black Birds (AUM Fidelity, 1998)
  • Underthru (Omnitone, 1999)

With Matthew Shipp

  • Critical Mass (2.13.61, 1995)
  • The Flow of X (2.13.61, 1997)
  • By the Law of Music (hat HUT, 1997)
  • Gravitational Systems (hat Hut, 1998)
  • Expansion, Power, Release (hat HUT, 1999)

with Spring Heel Jack

  • Masses (Thirsty Ear, 2001)

With Craig Taborn

  • Junk Magic (Thirsty Ear Recordings, 2004)

With Cecil Taylor

  • Algonquin (Bridge, 1999)

With Keith Yaun

  • Countersink (Leo, 1998)
  • Amen: Improvisations on Messiaen (Boxholder, 1999)

External links

  • Mat Maneri - January, 2001 interview with Alan Jones. Bagatellen. Retrieved on 2006-06-05.
  • 2002 All About Jazz interview
  • Maneri's MySpace page


  1. [Mat Maneri at All Music Guide allmusic ((( Mat Maneri > Overview )))]
  2. Cd Baby: Pandelis Karayorgis / Mat Maneri: In Time
  3. 2001 Boston Phoenix article
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