Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Michael Manring to headline "East West Fusion Fest" on Saturday, May 9

Bassist Michael Manring is coming to St. Louis to headline the "East West Fusion Fest" at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

Manring (pictured) is a native of San Francisco who attended Berklee and later studied with Jaco Pastorius. He first made his mark in the 1980s as the house bassist for Windham Hill Records, recording with Steve Morse, David Alex de Grassi, Will Ackerman, and many others.

He also has worked extensively with guitarist Michael Hedges; has been a member of Yo Miles!, Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith's Miles Davis tribute band, since it began; and since 2005, has played in the band DeMania with de Grassi and percussionist Christopher Garcia. Manring was

Guitarist Todd Mosby, whose Mosby Music Group is producing the event, also will play with his new ensemble Axis, featuring Adam Maness (piano), Ben Wheeler (bass), Ron Carr (drums), Ben Reece (saxophones), and Lola Hennecki (vocals). Hennecki and her husband Bryan Toben, who perform as the duo Bryan and Lola, will open the show.

Tickets for the East West Fusion Fest are $30 for general admission, and are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets.

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