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September 2014 - J. Mann will be opening for Peter Loveday at La Rouge Raval (Rambla del Raval 10) in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday, October 11th.  It will be J. Mann's first time in more than six years playing in "la Ciutat Comtal". 




December 2013 - J. Mann is hard at work on his next album tentatively called, "A Man in a Room with a Woman"

August 2012 - Mitch Fillion from Southern Souls filmed one old and one new J. Mann song in Toronto:



July 2012 - J. Mann will return to the Free Times to play a show on Friday, July 27th, 2012 with Brett Yanchyk and Dave Ahara:

Free Times July 27 Poster 

June 2012 - The performance of the song "Clark" during J. Mann's showcase at NXNE was captured on film by Mikhail Saavedra at Alternavox Video.  See the video here.

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June 2012 - The line-up for the NXNE show on Wednesday, June 13th at Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, has been announced.  J. Mann takes to the stage at 12am.

J. Mann - Wednesday, June 13th at 12am

 

May 2012 - Just announced --- J. Mann will play NXNE (North by North East) in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13th at Free Times Cafe at 12am.

 

November 2010 - Two of J. Mann's instrumental tracks - “Juzgar con tino” y “Adelantamiento” - were featured in the Mexican-Spanish documentary, "Voices of Juchitan" ("Voces de Juchitan: Stidxha Guidxi Guie") by director Oscar Senent de Diego.

April 2010 - J. Mann is thrilled to announce that he and Brett Yanchyk will be opening up for Craig Smith (with band) at Mitzi's Sister on Thursday, April 29th at 9pm.

September 2009 - J. Mann will play a show with Brett Yanchyk and Lisa Marie Kruchak at the Free Times CafÚ in Toronto on September 3 at 9pm.

 

March 2009 - After pent-up demand (expressed through various Excel worksheets), J. Mann will play a show in London, Ontario at The Wave, University Community Centre (UCC), UWO on March 20th. The benefit is for the Step by Step Africa to help fund HIV tests and treatment in Northern Ghana.

February 2009 - After many hours in a northern Danish editing room, Miguel Ortiz has emerged with yet another incredible video for the song, "Yeah, Yah, Ya." Help J. Mann provide strong political discourse to lettuce on the videos page.

June 2008 - J. Mann will present, "How to be an Ambivalent Negotiator," on Friday, June 13th at Big Bang with a full band made up of members of Barcelona's Aeropuerto.

April 2008 - J. Mann has invited his old friend, Mayor McCa (originally from Steel City Hamilton, ON and currently living in London, UK), to perform in Barcelona.

Both will play at HeliogÓbal on Sunday, April 6th, 2008.

 

March 2008 - J. Mann will open for Los Beef! and La Banda Municipal del Polo Norte at Sala Monasterio on March 28th, 2008.

 

January 2008 - J. Mann releases the second video "Ambivalent Negotiator," directed by AndrÚs Palomino. The video features J. Mann negotiating with himself. Post-production: Marc Juan. Stuntman: Abel Ferrer. See it on the videos page.
October 2007 - Some advance copies of "How to be an Ambivalent Negotiator" have been sent out to special members of the press. See some of the reviews on the J. Mann press page.
September 2007 - J. Mann releases the first video from his new full-length album, "How to be an Ambivalent Negotiator." The song is called Wellington does Mathematics. Check it out on the videos page.

June 2007 - The third edition of Knock on Wood Nit Ac˙stica will take place at Sala Monasterio on June 20th. The line-up includes: Carlos Cros, El Chico con la Espina en el Costado, Luthea Salom, Paprika Joe, Polandsonora and J. Mann.

 

March 2007 - J. Mann filmed his latest video for the song, This City is a Movie Set, with Miranda JeliciÚ in the famed neighbourhood called "El Born." Locals say, "roda al mon i torna al born," meaning "go around the world and return to the Born." Check it out on the videos page.

 

 

February 2007 - J. Mann will open for New Yorker Luthea Salom on Friday, March 16th at Sala Monasterio, Passeig Isabel II, 4, Barcelona at 22:00.

 

January 2007 - J. Mann will play at the beloved HeliogÓbal on Sunday, February 11th with opening act, Hans Laguna.

Translation: Is it cold in your house? You don't have an electric blanket like this woman? Warm up with a night of music by... J. Mann + Hans Laguna

 

December 2006 - J. Mann will team up with Polandsonora to organize the second Knock on Wood Acoustic night at Sala Castellˇ on Thursday, December 14th at 19:30. In addition to J. Mann and Polandsonora, the line-up will include Borja Du˝ˇ (ex-Tuesday Afternoon), Guillamino, David Brown (Brazzaville) and Steven Munar (ex-Tea Servants).

 

September 17, 2006 - Gary Campbell of Torontoist.com posted a review of J. Mann's Free Times Cafe show. Check it out on here. Take a look at the photos.

September 12, 2006 - Holly of Holly's Pet Rock Project, a Tuesday program at CHRW Radio Western invited J. Mann for a chat and an opportunity to spin some of his wares and talk about his show with London locals Engine at the Alex P. Keaton on September 13, 2006. Listen to the interview.

 

August 2006 - J. Mann has confirmed two shows in Ontario for the month of September:

Wednesday, September 13th - Alex P. Keaton, London, ON.

Sunday, September 17th - The Free Times Cafe, Toronto, ON.

Stay tuned. There may be more shows on the way.

 

July 2006 - On Friday, July 21st, J. Mann will reunite with former bandmate Fernando to perform a one-off show for Les Basses' Summer Series to entertain the Vilapiscina neighbours. Les Basses, c/ Teide 20. Metro: Vilapiscina. 20:30hs. FREE.

See the photos.

July 2006 - Lakresta Productions and Middle of the Road Records present J. Mann's latest video - Pantleg.
June 2006 - Buenos Aires may be known for its tango, but J. Mann will add loops, guitars and song in his first ever and one-time show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will be accompanied by Emiliano JeliciÚ on drums. June 9th, 2006. Place: El Mantis, Pringles 753, Zona: Once. Hora: 00:00. FREE.
May 2006 - Middle of the Road Records is elated to announce the release of "Moving Along" by Peter Loveday, an Australian based in Barcelona, Spain. Check out Loveday's site and track down the track "Colours."
May 2006 - Standing in the base of a hair salon come fashion shop, J. Mann will perform a brief set for the inaugration of KAF Urbanwear. Saturday, May 6th. M: Jaume 1. FREE.

February 2006 - J. Mann will be supported by fellow Canadian Brett Yanchyk for a live acoustic show in Barcelona on Thursday, February 23rd. Place: Heliogabal, c/ Ramˇn y Cajal, 80. Metro: Joanic L4. FREE.

See the photos.

January 2006 - Read J. Mann's interview with ┴ngel Ortiz from the Spanish national music magazine MondoSonoro.

December 2005 - For all of those that sighed into the computer screen and angrily uttered, "Yeah, J. Mann, we know that Joulupukki is Finland's version of Santa Claus," I give you this - the Joulupukki song on the Zunior 2005 Holiday compilation available for download.

 

November 2005 - Who knows what Joulupukki means? Stay tuned for the recently recorded Christmas song that will be appearing on the Zunior Holiday compilation.
October/November 2005 - Some reviews of Too Much Theatre have been registered. Take a look on the J. Mann Press page.

August 9, 2005 - Miguel Ortiz and crew stopped by J. Mann's Barcelona roof-top to film a video for This City is a Movie Set from Too Much Theatre. Some photos were captured during one of the messier parts of the video session. Look out for the video some time near the end of this year.

 

June 2005 - J. Mann played at the NXNE Music Festival in his planned time slot, with a slightly different lineup. The groups that played were:

Freeworm (Montreal) 1 AM
Astrid Young (Toronto) 12 AM
The Amber Estate (Minneapolis) 11 PM
J. Mann (Barcelona) 10 PM
Courtney Wing (Montreal) 9 PM

 

June 2005 - J. Mann will perform as part of the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto, Canada on Friday, June 11th at 10 pm at the Fox & Fiddle, 106 John St.

The finalized line up is:

Terrence Russell and Joel Leonard Chaffee 1 AM
Astrid Young 12 AM
Chris Seldon 11 PM
J. Mann 10 PM
Wax Mannequin 9 PM

Check out the NXNE site at: www.nxne.com

 

 

May 27th, 2005 - Stopping by the University of Western Ontario's radio station, CHRW (London's cure for corporate radio), J. Mann chatted at length with Ross, the host of Rockateria. J. Mann played an old Customers track, a new song off of Too Much Theatre and squeezed in a live version of Strummer. Make sure to request J. Mann's complete music catalogue by calling (519) 661-3600 or visit the site at: www.chrwradio.com

 

May 2005 - J. Mann will open up for displaced-Australian Peter Loveday as well as former AINA member PolandSonora on Friday, May 20th at SIDECAR, Placa Reial, 7, Barcelona,  Tel. 93 302 15 86. Entry: 5 euros.

Check out Peter Loveday's site at: www.peterloveday.com

 

March 2005 - J. Mann will open up for one of Barcelona's punk rock outfits, "Future Proof" on Saturday, March 19th at Sala BeGood (attached to D╔J└VU CLUB), c/Sancho de ┴vila, 49, Barcelona. Metro: Marina (Red). Entry: 5 euros.

Check out the photos from the show.

January 2005 - The NXNE (North by North East) music festival accepted J. Mann for a performance during the weekend of June 9th to June 11th in Toronto, Canada.

January 2005 - J. Mann has started recording a yet-to-be-named sixth album in a small Barcelona studio. He's asked his former bandmates from The Customers to lend a helping hand with some of the instruments - some onlookers feel the process of recording could be upwards to sixth months. "Strummer" which appeared as an acoustic song on the Zunior Holiday album will appear in more of a band form. Look out for the uncharacteristic song, "Wellington works on mathematical calculations."

 

December 2004 - J. Mann appears on a special holiday Zunior release containing 14 chestnuts roasting on an MP3 fire! Besides J. Mann's morbid Christmas tribute called, "Strummer," where he sings, "I don't know if I have what it takes, to get through this holiday break," other songs include contributions by Mike O'Neill, Nick Zubeck, Dave Clark, The Kelele Brothers, The Feminists, The Inbreds and others. To get the FREE download of the entire album, simply write to: dave@zunior.com or visit the Zunior website. J. Mann's song "Strummer" can be heard on the music page of this site.

 

November 2004 - After two years of rocking the Barcelona music scene, The Customers (the band that J. Mann sang in) have closed down shop. They will all continue to make music in one form or another.

 

October 2004 - J. Mann's 2002 release "Walk Left, Stand Right" (with cover art) can be had now through Canada's first pay-for-download indie cooperative Zunior (www.zunior.com). Zunior began in October of 2004 and is the brainchild of Dave Ullrich - one-half of Canada's best duo of all-time, The Inbreds. Fittingly, the other half, Mike O'Neill put out a Zunior-only release full-length album entitled, The Owl, which is a must-have masterpiece!

 

May 2004 - J. Mann will be heading back to Canada for the month of May. With some shows still to be confirmed, here is what is currently on offer:

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 - Elements - 127 Dundas St, London, ON. Opening for London's own Superstack. Time: 10pm

Friday, May 21st, 2004 - Free Times Cafe- 320 College St., Toronto, ON. Sharing the stage with Toronto troubadour Brett Yanchyk. Time: 10pm

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 - Staircase Theatre – Hamilton, ON. Four acts take to the stage as part of the first "Acoustic Insanity Sundays" Showcase. Other musicians include jOeY Balducchi, Greyham Peaceful and Mark Raymond.