Luca Manning (Jazz Composition, 2024)Luca Manning. Photo Ellie Slorick

Luca Manning

Shortlisted in 2024 for Jazz Composition

Luca Manning is a contemporary music artist embracing the unknown. They use sound, performance and improvisation as a means of discovery, connection, provocation and self-creation. Their love for the human voice led them into the world of jazz and improvisation, now journeying onwards to explore the world of experimental electronics and sounds of transcendent natures. 

Luca has performed in a diverse range of settings from London’s iconic Roundhouse – where they were a resident artist throughout 2022/23- to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, Islay Jazz Festival, We Out Here Fest, Cadogan Hall, Paisley Abbey, The Glory, Fierce Festival, Southbank Centre, VFD, Camp Trans, Glasgow’s May Day Rally  & Wilderness Fest to opening for artists such as Jools Holland, Holysseus Fly and Tom Rasmussen.  

As a collaborator, Luca has most recently worked on the AudioVisual adventure Welcome To  Asteria which featured collaborations with filmmaker Marco Alessi and Fashion Artifact and Millinery Designer Leo Carlton.  

As an independent artist, Luca’s releases have been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, British Council Selector Radio and Charles Jeffrey’s Loverboy Radio. As a facilitator, Luca has led workshops on Creativity and Songwriting in partnership with the Scottish Trade Union Congress and delivered voice and movement for wellbeing programmes across communities in London. Luca has a degree in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.