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Kevin M. McManus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Penn State University, a Graduate Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Purchase Conservatory and a Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
McManus has performed on Broadway in New York City and completed two First National Tours of the shows “Urinetown: the Musical” and “Little Women the Broadway Musical.” In the summer of 2009, McManus was a featured soloist in Pittsburgh’s Civic Light Opera production of “Swing!” He was also featured along side Dick Nash, Bill Watrous, Bill Tole, George Roberts and Harry Betts at the 2009 NAMM show in Anaheim, California.
McManus has performed with such artists as: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Josh Groban, Clay Aiken, Wayne Newton, Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle, Glen Campbell, Maureen McGovern, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Don Rickles, Regis Philban, Joan Rivers and The Manhattan Transfer. He has performed with the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras and the River City and Reunion Brass Bands.
McManus is the founder and leader of: The Bone Forum, a jazz 10 trombone ensemble with rhythm section, The Collective Jazz Octet, a swingin’ eight piece jazz ensemble, and The Pittsburgh Trombone Project, one of America’s premier chamber music ensembles. He can be seen internationally on PBS’s “My Music” and “American Soundtrack Series.”
As a writer and arranger, McManus has worked for many organizations including: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The McKeesport Symphony, The New Trombone Collective and Bo Wagner’s “Rat Pack.” He is currently on the faculties of Seton Hill and Frostburg State Universities, Westminster College, Westmoreland County Community College and The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.
In 2014, The Kevin M. McManus Excellence in Jazz Scholarship and Award was established in perpetuity at Westminster College for outstanding undergraduate students.
The Kevin M. McManus Octet includes Kevin M. McManus on trombone, Dan Yoder on alto sax, Dale Hertrick on tenor sax, Ray Defade on baritone sax, Gene Laus on trumpet, Rick Purcell on piano, Bob Insko on bass and Mike Bodolowski on drums.