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BIOGRAPHY

Maria Manna

Vocalist, Music Director, Television Writer/Producer, Actor, Author, Playwright, Ordained Minister, Philanthropist, Charity Founder, Maria Manna Bursary Fund, & Franchise Owner.

Inducted into the Music Archives of Alberta, recipient of both the Governor General Caring Canadian Award and Governor General Sovereign Medal Recipient.

Vocalist: Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Italian

Music Director/Producer: Vancouver Island Gospel Festival, Vancouver Island’s Got Talent, Victoria Idol, Ladies of Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Aretha Franklin Tribute, Tribute to Natalie Cole, It’s Amore, Lady Day at Erikson’s Bar and Grill, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Gospel Revival Show, Diane Schuur Western Canada Tour

Television Writer/Producer: Maria Manna City Chat - A five segment show for SHAW Television discussing common topics with a new angle

Actor: The Engagement Ring - Principal Actor

Author: Earth Angels – “Bella Figura”

Playwright: It’s Amore – A tribute to Italian American Music and Comedy

Ordained Minister: Ordained through ABBA Ministries

Philanthropist: Helped to raise funds for charities for 45 years in Western Canada

Charity Founder: U-JAMS (Co-Founder), BC Vocalist Society (Founder)

Bursary: Victoria Conservatory of Music: Maria Manna Bursary Fund

Franchise Owner: 4 Pillars Debt Restructuring

Maria Manna is an award-winning jazz, blues and gospel vocalist.

Performing with legendary greats Dal Richards, Anne Mortifee, Paul Horn, Tommy Banks, Alfie Zappacosta, and David Foster, She has actively raised awareness and funds for non-profit societies in Canada and globally. 

Maria created and performed in her first fundraising musical show at aged seven, and donated the proceeds to a less fortunate neighborhood family. Simply stated, Maria's commitment to helping others thrive, through the gift of music is central to who she is and what she does. 

Throughout her career, Maria has prioritized raising awareness and funds for non-profit societies in Canada, and throughout the world. 

Caring, tireless and forever dedicated to serving others through her musical gifts, Maria is always the first to offer a helping hand.

She is an honourable recipient of Canada’s Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (2013), and the Governor General Sovereign Medal (2016). She has also been inducted into the Alberta Music Archives. 

Join Maria every Monday at 8:00 am PST for her wildly popular Motivation Monday Live Facebook Event: CLICK HERE

One performance at a time, Maria changes lives.