Rory Mann

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Guitarist currently based in Leeds, UK. Studying Jazz at Leeds College of Music. Capable Composer, Arranger and Flautist on the side.

Rory Mann is a Guitarist, Composer and Flautist from Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Born in 1996, he has been playing music for around 10 years, specialising in both guitar and flute, and eventually starting to focus on jazz guitar as his primary study. Rory is currently based in Leeds studying Jazz at Leeds College of Music; a modern conservatoire known for its impact on British Jazz education. After completing a foundation year at the conservatoire, he is currently continuing his studies on the BA Jazz course. Rory is highly experienced playing in a wide variety of ensembles, such as small jazz groups, big bands and symphony orchestras. While he specialises in Jazz, he has experience in playing other styles such as Funk, Soul, Fusion, Rock, Pop and Classical. Rory has performed with the award winning Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band, which came second place in the Great North Big Band competition in March 2017, the Leeds College of Music Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and the Leeds University Union Big Band, as well as multiple musical theatre companies and pit bands. He is also currently a deputy for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rory is an accomplished sightreader as well as improviser, and can learn music quickly from a variety of methods, whether it be from sheet music or by ear. He has performed alongside reknowned musicians including Julian Arguelles and Steve Fishwick. In addition to his instrumental skills, Rory is also an experienced composer and arranger, having composed works for multiple jazz ensembles and arranged for big bands and jazz nonets.

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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Pop, Covers, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, World music
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Guitar, Composer, Arranger, Flute
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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