Chicago May 28 feat. Jovia Armstrong, Nate Lepine and Matthew Davis

This coming Sunday May 28th Charles Mantis is playing The Whistler  with some talented musicians.  Join us this Memorial Day weekend!  Jovia Armstrong – percussion, Nate Lepine – Saxophone, Matthew Davis – trombone, flute and myself on Trumpet and electronics (op1 and sp404).


Faraway Plants live in Chicago, IL March 27

My new trio is playing at the Whistler as part of their Relax Attack Jazz Series this coming Monday March 27th at 9:30 pm.  Admission is free and we will be playing two sets of loop based compositions and jazz.

Faraway Plants is Gerald Bailey (trumpet, sampler), Anthony Bruno (saxophone, bass) and David Agee (drums).



Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees.  In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither.  Each timbre enters representing the light passing through leaves and branches.  At about midway through the improvisation, a trumpet enters soaring over the scene like a bird of prey.   Listen and download here: Komorebikomorebincweb