In 2009, pianist (and pilot!) Mike Manny was posted to Winnipeg as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force Band. He brings with him a terrific pedigree: he studied jazz piano at Humber College, then did a Master’s on scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music. This past summer, he was posted to the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest), and the shift to regular hours has given him the flexibility to perform more freelance gigs and do some workshops.
Warrant Officer Mike Manny was born in Toronto, Ontario and has been immersed in the world of music since the tender age of 4. A scholarship graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, WO Manny joined his first band in the Canadian Forces in 2002 and has since performed extensively with the Forces worldwide. Mike is proud of his occupation as a musician in the Canadian Forces, which offers him both a rewarding musical career and the opportunity to work closely with others towards a common goal for our country. In addition to his day gig as keyboardist for the Royal Canadian Air Force Band - 17 Wing in Winnipeg, WO Manny is an avid amateur radio operator, an accomplished marksman and an experienced pilot. Currently, WO Manny volunteers in his spare time with the 170 'St. James' Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron in Winnipeg.