Jazz at University of Indianapolis

Excited to join the Jazz Faculty at University of Indianapolis this fall!  Duties will include individual trumpet class, rehearsals, brass sectionals and masterclasses.  IMG_6266.JPG

Macrame Brass Live at California Clipper Friday July 5

Macrame Brass weaves jazz, soul and Latin music into a brass band design. A celebration of the music of Chicago with a New Orleans flavor. This project features hard working creatives in a street band setting. Acoustic music with a hint of dub, beats and synths.

Download the new Faraway Plants!

Faraway Plants is available on most formats including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.  Cover design by Sara Kay.  IMG_4801.PNG

Datura Inoxia Release Party

Charles Mantis will celebrate the release his full-length record Datura Inoxia in Chicago this coming Thursday June 29th at The California Clipper.  The night will feature The Nate Lepine Trio and Leslie Beukelman on vocals.  Drop in for a dark night of beats, jazz and a free copy of Datura Inoxia.

Faraway Plants – Logan Arts Festival

Faraway plants is playing the monument stage this Saturday June 24th at 2:30.  This weeks lineup will feature Quin Kirchner on drums, Anthony Bruno on Saxophone, Bass and myself on electronics and trumpet.