Luca Manning is a young jazz vocalist from Glasgow.

He made his debut at the 2015 Glasgow Jazz Festival and is inspired by a wide range of artists from singers such as: Betty Carter and Mark Murphy to instrumental players like Brad Mehldau and Kenny Wheeler.

Luca began his jazz training with the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra, under the tuition of Stephen Duffy and Alan Benzie.
Luca then began working closely with pianist, Alan Benzie who was his mentor for many years and has now performed alongside his mentor including their recent gig together at the 2017 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
Luca is also currently a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and has performed with them at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016 alongside ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy and award-winning vocalist Liane Carroll.

As well as his passion for singing classic jazz standards, Luca also enjoys composing his own music in a more contemporary style, using the voice as a fully improvising instrument within an ensemble.

Luca has successfully completed an advanced diploma in Jazz Studies under the tuition of saxophonist, Richard Ingham and is about to begin studying on the Bmus(hons) Jazz degree course at the renowned Guildhall School of Music, London under the direction of Malcolm Edmonstone. Luca’s studies are currently supported by the Guildhall School scholarship fund and The Cross Trust.

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