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Jim Manley, is an explosive trumpet player based in St. Louis, Mo. Jim's music has traveled the world via his four critically acclaimed recordings: "Some Assembly Required", "Lip Trip", "Horns in the House and other criminals", and "Christmas Unwrapped". His forays into the musical stratosphere are exciting and unbelievable.

In the past few years Jim has branched out as a band leader, composer/arranger, as well as a clinician. As well, Jim maintains a busy playing schedule with nearly 4500 engagements in the last fifteen years.

Jim has headlined the Saguaro Jazz Festivval in Phoenix, Arizona and opened, with his group, for the legendary Maynard Ferguson in 1996. Jim has also been featured as a guest soloist with many schools across the U.S..

Jim plays the V-Raptor trumpet with Bob Reeves mouthpieces. (more info @ www.bobreeves.com)