Manins forges a deep sense of respect for tradition with passionate, New York inspired, consummate ideas that are tempered by an openness to change. His voice carries a tenderness and authority that has the ability to unite the generations of jazz lovers – from listeners of Billie, Pres and Parker, to Ornette, Coltrane and Lovano.

Manins brings a unique Trans-Tasman perspective to New Zealand jazz and currently performs throughout Australasia and the Pacific regions. He is recorded on roughly 30 jazz albums with many of Australasia’s leading artists.