David Manley, MA
Specialty: Jazz Guitar
David Manley has recorded and or performed with a number of noted jazz and R&B artists, including Frank Foster, George Garzone, Richie Beirach and Reggie Workman and Herbie Hancock and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Def Soul recording artists Musiq Soulchild and Koch recording artist, Vivian Green and independent Gospel and r&b recording artist Eric Roberson. Starting in 2004, Dave wrote, recorded and toured the US and Europe with multiplatinum, grammy nominated, R&B recording artist Jill Scott. This period also yield Dave appearing in Jill Scotts DVD, Live in Paris, as well as Ms. Scotts performance for the Dave Chappelle's Block Party movie. Other recent tours have been with Anna Nalick, Chumba recording artist Chiwoniso Maraire, Dave is very busy performing in and around the Philadelphia area. Dave Manley directs the Jazz Combo and teaches Jazz Improvisation and applied guitar at Eastern University. Dave also teaches at the Music Workshop. Manley's own group, Deep Pm, won the nationally held Borders Books/Bethlehem Records Jazz competition, which resulted in the group's inclusion on the Bethlehem Jazz records Borders Books CD compilation. Manley has released the CD entitled "Deep Pm" is a funky/jazzy affair, featuring Heads Up recording artist, bassist Gerald Veasley, (Grover Washington Jr., Joe Zawinul) and a host of other extraordinarily gifted musicians.