Jim Maneri has been a full time working professional musician for decades and has played thousands of concerts and gigs in most every big city in North and South America. Mr. Maneri graduated from The Ohio State University on a full scholarship majoring in classical music composition and completed required education courses to be licensed as a public school teacher in the State of Ohio.
Starting in the 1970s Jim made a living playing in what are now known as “cover bands”, then beginning in the 1980s Mr. Maneri made a living as a jazz pianist and synthesist playing under his own name and as a member of several successful straight-ahead and jazz fusion bands. In the 1990s Mr. Maneri was a Vocational Instrumental Music Teacher at Ft. Hayes High School for the Performing Arts in Columbus Ohio guiding hundreds of advanced music students to a career in music, teaching students of all levels and instruments music in ways that gave them a lifetime of music enjoyment, produced many student CDs, lead students on hundreds of gigs, produced many large musical productions, and became a nationally recognized teacher and lecturer on music teaching methods.
Currently Mr. Maneri writes music for TV, film, video and websites, travels some as an accompanist for singers, plays jazz gigs and teaches privately. Mr. Maneri has done hundreds of recording sessions, written hundreds of compositions in all styles from jazz to funk to trance to classical, can teach and play almost all instruments and voice with experience and expertise, and always has a yoyo in a holster on his belt.
Visit Jim Maneri on the Web: http://www.myspace.com/thejimnasium