Friday, September 29, 2023 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Joe Manis Quartet plays at the Jazz Station - Eugene

Saxophonist Joe Manis leads a high-energy quintet through a varied set of tunes — from engaging original music to fresh arrangements of standards.

  • Joe Manis tenor saxophone
  • Paul Krueger trumpet
  • Tyler Abbott bass
  • Charlie Doggett drums

Originally from Dexter, Oregon, SteepleChase recording artist Joe Manis is a current faculty member at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College and is the Director of the Oregon Jazz Workshop. Recent Joe Manis Trio appearances include Fat Cat NYC, the Shedd Institute’s jazz series, Jimmy Mak's, Tula's, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, and the Montavilla Jazz Festival.

Manis has toured Europe as a duo and trio with David Friesen, where they recorded Structures, a live album. He also appears on Risky Notion (four stars & Best Albums of 2015, DownBeat Magazine) on Origin Records with George Colligan's Theoretical Planets. Manis has played with Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, including a performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and appears on their album Rise Up! on Real World Records. He has also performed with the George Colligan Quartet, the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra, and the Ken Schaphorst Big Band. Manis’s live performance was recently featured on NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride.

The recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, Manis has been published in JazzEd magazine and has presented jazz masterclasses across the country. He received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies-Performance with Academic Honor from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Additional studies were at the Eastman School of Music.

Paul Krueger is currently an Instructor of Jazz Studies at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he teaches jazz trumpet lessons, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz History, and JazzArts Oregon the school's top student combo, JazzArts Oregon. Previously, Krueger served as the Director of Bands & Jazz Studies at Lane Community College. Under his direction, the Lane Jazz Ensemble was named best community college large jazz ensemble in Downbeat Magazine's Student Music Awards. An expert pedagogue and bandleader, Krueger is an active educator throughout the region. In addition to his duties at the University of Oregon, he is the trumpet instructor at Willamette University, and an active adjudicator/clinician at jazz festivals. Krueger has been recognized as a skilled improviser at jazz festivals around the country, and was named the "Outstanding College Trumpeter" Reno Jazz Festival. In December 2011, he released his first album, The Wayward Traveler, which features eight of his original compositions performed by his quartet. Krueger's compositions and arrangements have been featured by large jazz ensembles around the world, and have been performed by artists such as Steve Wilson, Eric Alexander, Dan Tepfer, and Dave Pietro. Krueger's arrangement of Steve Wilson's "Wish You Were Here" received a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for Best Jazz Arrangement, and Krueger is a three-time winner of ASCAP's Young Jazz Composer competition. A native of Lincoln, NE, Krueger earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2009, and his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon in June 2011.

Tyler Abbott maintains an active performance schedule as an orchestral bassist, chamber musician, jazz bassist, clinician, and soloist, performing throughout the region and nation with some of the finest musicians in both the classical and jazz music worlds. He has performed with, or is a member of, the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Orchestra Next, Spokane Symphony Orchestra, McCall Summerfest Orchestra, and other professional orchestras throughout the region and country. As a jazz bassist, he has performed with Branford Marsalis, Steve Wilson, Danilo Perez, Ken Peplowski, Ben Monder, Randy Porter, Roswell Rudd, Seamus Blake, Dave Pietro, Ted Rosenthal, Nancy King, Mark and Alan Ferber, Dick Hyman, Howard Levy, John Stowell, and many others. As a chamber musician, Tyler performs with Chamber Music Northwest, MarshAnne Chamber Players, Beta Collide, and has performed with Oregon String Quartet, Third Angle, Chamber Music Amici, Trio Pacifica, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Tyler frequently presents master classes regionally, nationally and internationally and presented at the International Society of Bassists Conventions in 2011 and 2015. He can be heard on recordings on Origin, OA2, Ninjazz, and Bridge record labels. Tyler currently teaches double bass, jazz bass, and music theory at University of Oregon.

Charlie Doggett began violin lessons at the age of eight and later switched to the drum set. As a teenager he played in Rock and Pop cover bands earning his first paid gig at the age of 15 and later received formal instruction, through scholarship, at the University of Oregon, School of Music and Dance. He has been a contributing member of the Portland music scene for over two decades performing regionally as well as throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. He is a longstanding member of “Upper Left Trio”, David Friesen's “Circle 3 Trio”, Tim Willcox's “Superjazzers” and others. Doggett has had the privilege of performing and or recording with artists including Dave Frishberg, John Gross, Pancho Sanchez, Obo Addy, Nancy King, Esperanza Spalding, Damian Erskine, Ethan Iverson, Joe Manis, George Colligan, Randy Porter, Titos Sompa, and many others. He maintains an active teaching schedule as adjunct faculty instructor at Lewis & Clark College, and Clackamas Community College. “Doggett, a drummer of imagination and curiosity, propels each tune with cunningness and unrelenting swing.” -John Barron/All About


September 29, 2023
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


124 W Broadway
Eugene, 97401