NEWS The Acid Jazz Project cd is in production and will be available soon. The single/ep is available now!
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Why this name?
My first and middle names
Do you play live?
Not currently. Hoping to put some shows together soon.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Yes. It has empowered fans and independent musicians. It's the start of a revolution.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Only if I maintained full control over my songs. That would mean I would be able to release what I like, when I like and where I like. And if the split on sales was reasonable.
Musician-Composer Mano Reza was born in D.C. but raised in New York City. Mano's love for music developed early and his mind quickly became a warehouse of melody and song. His formal introduction to music came by way of a beginners guitar class in high school. It was not long before Mano and his friends formed a band. Exchanging ideas and influences, Mano began to fuse his many influences into a distinctive style. Prince, James Brown, Parliment Funkadelic and others were part of a collection that also included The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Police. Mano's guitar style was greatly influenced by guitar players who were themselves students of the old blues masters. The influence of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmour and Eric Clapton can be heard in his playing. Mano's band eventually became Smoov Earth, the creators of alternative funk. Smoov Earth played in many New York clubs, including the legendary CBGB's and the West End Gate. Smoov Earth had a great live sound and always moved the crowd. Mano wrote and co-wrote many songs with the band. He played rhythm and lead guitars with a rotating group of great musicians for over a decade. Now on his own, Mano's personal mission is to be part of a revolution in independent music. He plans to be part of a growing movement among musicians to bring songwriting, musicianship and freedom back to the music industry. He is a strong supporter of the independent creation and distribution of music. Mano is the onwer of ManoReza Music, an independent music publishing company (http://ManoRezaMusic.com). Mano offers soulful and thought provoking music along with real musicianship.
The Beatles, Prince, Pink Floyd, The Police, Fishbone, The Art of Noise, Incognito, Fourplay, The Brand New Heavies, etc.
New York City, the center of the universe.
Powerbook G4, M-Audio interface, Garageband, ProTools.
New Xmas Cd Album