Jim Manley -
(and all around good guy)
figures he had spent around 10,500 plus nights playing his trumpet around town in his
hometown of St. Louis since the 70's
“I think I’ve played almost every place in town under one circumstance or another”
His recordings have gathered critical acclaim as well and have traveled all over the
Jim’s forays into the stratosphere are musically exciting and unbelievable to his peers.
“Jim can make his trumpet soar, pop, sizzle and purr –he can do it all!”
ROSS GENTILE –WSIE 88.7
In the past few years he has branched out as a band leader, composer, and clinician.
Jim has been featured as a guest soloist with many school bands across the country.
He was a featured soloist at the annual Trumpet Party in Amsterdam in 2006
Jim’s group Horns in the House” was the opening act for the legendary Maynard
Every year Jim headlines at “Jazz at the Bistro” one of the foremost jazz clubs in the
country to sell out crowds
“Manley always brings impressive chops, high energy and a sense of fun to his work, and
I'd expect the same from him as he headlines at the Bistro this weekend”
DEAN MINDERMAN-St. Louis Jazz Notes
"Jim Manley is among my favorite musicians to work with. Not only a great player, but a
great bandleader who always brings outstanding musicians and high quality music to the
stage. Working with Jim and his band is always a pleasure."
BOB BENNETT – Director of Operations/Jazz St. Louis
His approach to brass playing has gained world-wide attention via his many students and
now several youtube clips. Jim is a clinician and teaches players of all ages in his
teaching studio at home and via Skype lesson world wide
“Jim has served as guest artist and clinician several times with my college jazz
ensembles, and his abilities as a trumpeter, musician, and teacher are both remarkable
and inspirational. I have witnessed his enthusiasm and love for the trumpet completely
transform my students.
DR. RONNIE INGLE- Artist/Teacher of Trumpet, University of North Dakota
“Jim, you were fantastic down here last weekend – the responses to the clinics and
concerts were great”
ROBERT CONGER – Associate Professor of Music/Southeast Mo St University
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED – 1991 LIPTRIP – 1994 HORNS IN THE HOUSE -1996 CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED -1998
SPLENDOR IN THE BRASS -2001 ALTER EGO -2003 SPLENDOR IN THE BRASS 2 -2003 EIGHT -2008
BRASS POISON – 2010 BRASS POISON TOO! -2011 SHORT STORIES & TALL TALES 2013 CHILLED BRASS 2014
FUNK FACTORY 2014 GROOVE THERAPY 2015 62 SUMMERS 2016
LOVE STORIES 2017 RETRO 80's 2018 BRANDED 2019