Blake Manternach

Blake M.

Boston, MA

About Blake M.

Blake teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Award-winning trombonist, Blake M., originates from Eastern Iowa. Currently living as a Boston resident, Blake is a heavily sought after trombonist in the area. He has performed at many festivals and contests including The Grammys, The Music For all Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Blake received the top soloist award 3 years in a row at the Iowa Jazz Championships. Blake has performed as part of the Grammy Jazz Band, Jazz band of America, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Iowa All-state Jazz Band, Iowa All-state Band, and the Brubeck Jazz Colony. He currently attends the New England Conservatory on Scholarship studying trombone and classical composition. In the past he has studied with esteemed teachers such as Norman Bolter, Donny McCaslin, Jerry Bergonzi, Luis Bonilla, John Mcneil, Efstratios Minakakis, and Jonathan Allen.

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Education

Undergrad in Jazz Trombone Performance

Sep 2013 - Present
The New England Conservatory of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Scholarship

Sep 2013
New England Conservatory

Outstanding Performer Class 4a

Apr 2011
Iowa Jazz Championships
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2 Reviews on Blake M.

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Harry Aug 31, 2015
Trombone · In home
I understand what jazz changes are now because of Blake. He knows a lot about improvisation. Also had a lot of fun in our lessons improvising on different kinds of music besides jazz.
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Jon Aug 31, 2015
Trombone · In studio
I got in to the Iowa All-state band because of Blake! He makes me WANT to practice.
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