“Muslim Voices”

3 Dec

I helped co-produce a show for the 350 Newark Celebration event, “MUSLIM VOICES”. It will be held in The Billy Johnson Auditorium at the Newark Museum on Saturday, December 3rd, from 1pm to 4pm. Edin Valez’s film seminar is creating 6 short docs featuring several Muslim communities in the City, and there will be a special tribute to Muhammad Ali. Mayor Ras Baraka has been invited to conduct a reading of his father’s poetry. Here is the Eventbrite link to review the program outline and for registration.
It’s FREE!

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muslim-voices-tickets-27216910512

“Freedom Song”

3 Oct

Produced recording of “Freedom Song” today by Diane Kaufmann (poet), David Kerr (composer). Musical director and conductor Jason Tramm led the MidAtlantic Orchestra players and Seton Hall University Choir brilliantly as they executed superbly! Jacqueline Anabwani (orator) delivered a compelling interpretation of Dr. Kaufmann’s text. Fred Trunz served as my audio engineer for the day and collaboratively we captured the ensemble in a beautifully balanced recording. Many thanks to Rev. Richard E. Davidson for providing listening system and all involved for a smooth day!
Video forthcoming…..

“I’m Here” song for Bobbi Kristina Brown

31 Jan

Produced and arranged a song for Arts Medicine for Health & Healing for the one year anniversary of Bobbi Kristina Brown being found unconscious in a bathtub. Whitney Houston, her mother, died on February 11, 2012 under similar circumstances. She was just 48 years old. Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, died on July 26, 2015 at only 22 years old. Their deaths are heartbreaking and tragic. The song is entitled “I’m Here”
Credits Diane Kaufman lyrics, Jaqueline Anabwani lyrics, music and vocal performe by Pastor Jennifer DeLosAngeles and Pastor Princess Fils-Aime. Produced and arranged at JAMMAN Productions Recording Studios by James A. Manno.

Secret Girls cover Ariana Grande‬’s hit “One Last Time”

9 Oct

Just finished production on 1st full cover of ArianaGrande‬‘s hit song “OneLastTime‬” for the ‪#‎Secret Girls‬.
They are releasing their version of the song this weekend.
Their debut music video will be released the following week on the Secret Girls YouTube channel with the launch of their official website secretgirlsworld.com💖
All the Secret Girls did an amazing job on the track and are very dedicated to the project.
They traveled from various cities across America to spend 1 week in NYC-NJ area to record.
Great work girls!!!

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J Warren’s NEWEST Single

19 Sep

Spent a solid week arranging, recording and producing J Warren’s NEWEST single “People Love Differently”.

We work hard an shaping an imitate sounding vocal track that delivers the song’s message with poignancy.

“People Love Differently” is contemporary pop ballad that is an introspective look at love relationships and the intricacies that make love complex. J Warren teams up again with award winning producer/arranger James A Manno of JAMMAN Productions to finalize his musical vision of this song. The track features Matt Baranello, drums, Tony Ventura, Bass, J Warren, piano and vocals.

Soon to be available on iTunes and Amazon, you can preview it today on CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jwarren3  People Love Cover 2

“Lords of BSV” at Rahway International Film Festival

8 Sep

August 30th, 2015

Lords of BSV won Best Documentary at the Rahway International Film Festival.
This has certainly been a wonderful and successful year the Lords of BSV film which I attribute to an outstanding and talented team of people led by the visionaries writer/director Maria Soccor and writer Frank Orefice.
It was a pleasure working with them and scoring this artfully done documentary.
A special thank you to the Film festival’s gracious hosts and wonderful people, Gina and Stacy!

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JAMMAN Wins at MADRID International Film Festival!

11 Jul

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James A Manno wins Best Music In Film at the Madrid International Film Festival today for “Lords Of BSV”! Congratulations to Film Maker, Director and Producer Maria Soccor and the rest of the cast and crew for their dedication and excellent work on this 4 year project!

In addition, Maria was awarded Best Director of a Documentary.

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