Rich Manik




Rich - is a freelance musician and recording artist living in the Twin Cities area since 1988. He currently performs on saxophone, clarinets &flutes and keyboard in a variety of musical styles from symphonic to contemporary popular music.

Some of the pop artists Rich has performed with include, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Kenny Rodgers.

Additionally, Rich has had the opportunity to perform with some well-known jazz musicians such as Clark Terry, Lou Rawls and Jack McDuff. Rich has extensive experience performing in and touring with productions of, The 1940’s Radio Hour and A Little Night Music and when possible, continues to tour with local and national artists.

His continuing performance experiences include recording sessions for radio and television, and as a featured guest artist / clinician and conductor with High School and University ensembles. When not performing with Synergy Rich performs as the principle saxophonist with the St. Cloud Symphony, the George Maurer Jazz Group and Rainy Days and Mondays’ A Tribute to the Music of the Carpenters. Rich is also an adjunct instructor of music at St. Cloud State University and The Institute for Production and Recording in Minneapolis, MN.