Oral History Information
Al Maniscalco is a musician at heart. Prior to joining what was then Buffet Crampon USA in 2006, Al Maniscalco maintained a successful 20 year career as a performing musician and educator. He has released four recordings as leader of the Al Maniscalco Quartet, and has performed throughout the world at jazz clubs, festivals, and alongside such notables as Chuck Mangione, The Shirelles, and Tony Bennett.
After 5 years as Division Manager of the Midwest territory, Al Maniscalco was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Buffet Group USA in 2013. This was shortly after being asked to lead the regrowth and development of the Julius Keilwerth brand as Group Keilwerth Product Manager in 2012. As a Keilwerth saxophone player since 1989, Al truly takes this opportunity to heart, and has led the development and launch of the new MKX line of saxophones in 2013 as well as the first international Saxophone Idol competition that same year. Al stays connected to his musical roots as host of a monthly Jazz Jam Session, sponsored by Buffet Group USA, at a Jacksonville venue and continues to perform professionally as the opportunity may arise.