Philadelphia based Guitarist/Composer/producer/educator Dave Manley has worked with major artists ranging from neo-soul, world, and Jazz. Touring and Recording with artists Such as: Dj Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, Music SoulChild, Jeff Bradshaw, Carrol Riddick, Herbie Hancock, Raheem Devaughn, Chiwoniso Maraire, Kindred The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle among many others. Dave co-wrote the song "Still Here” on Jill Scott's Words and Sounds Vol. One, released in August of 2004, was featued in Jill Scott's "Live In Paris" DVD as well as performing in Dave Chappelle's "Block Party" Movie. Dave has also performed on "The View" "Ellen", "The Tonight Show", "Jimmy Kimmel" "The Tavis Smiley Show", The Today Show Philadelphia and New York.
His early experiences include performing in the Detroit area with Dr Morris Lawrence and his Afro Musicology big band, (Dr. Lawrence was prize pupil of Sidney Bechet), as well as members of the original Funk Brothers Motown House band. Dave has since worked and lived in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and New York City.
Soon after arriving in Philly in the mid-nineties, Dave broke ground working with international Dj's King Britt and Josh Wink.
Over the years Dave has demonstrated his expansive knowledge of musical styles from Jazz, R&B, Rock, Electronic and Latin music.
Dave is currently recording his group "The Indigenous Trio's" first record. The group formed after meeting Cuban born Drummer- Percussionist, Francois Zayas and bassist Jason Fraticelli.
In between touring and recording, Dave has also held a position as an adjunct professor at Eastern University Music School for over 10 years where he teaches Jazz improvisation and Private students.