“Life is like a game. It is short. You have to play it and enjoy it!”


Press Reviews

“Mancera’s brand of music is joyful and expressive contemporary jazz that serves to lighten the mood and lift spirits.” – All About Jazz (review 3/9/16)

“JMancera is a musician of the world… “Reflections II”, beautifully showcases his melodic storytelling.” – Global Frequency (review 7/25/17)


“Life is something that is passing by…”

JMancera is truly a musician of the world. Born in Bogota, Colombia, he emerged as a musician, composer and songwriter. While growing up in Bogota, the budding artist first discovered music when his uncle taught him to whistle when he was just four years old. To this day, JMancera composes his melodies by first whistling them into his iPhone.

By the time he reached high school, he was studying music formally and soon after, he was traveling the world as a session artist, band member and composer. He toured with singer Leonardo Fabio throughout Latin America as a saxophonist and flutist. Nominated for a Latin Grammy as part of the band Los Alfa Ocho, Mancera is a virtuoso player with influences from his roots in Colombia to early 60s Motown and beyond.

When JMancera first arrived in the United States, all he brought was his saxophone and his dreams. After 25 years on the New York music scene, he finally recorded all of the melodies that were dancing in his head for his first full length album of music entitled “Mancera #5”, released in March of 2016. The collection of songs mingle soul, pop and jazz to create a sound that defies categorization.

New single “Reflections II” was released in 2017, launching an exciting new chapter in the accomplished musician’s career.

Hotly anticipated and with a fresh new production approach, JMancera is poised to return with new music for his global audience in 2019, sharing his love for life and musical inspiration.




Kara Mukerjee