Recording of their performance on 5/12/21
Michael Bowie, bass
Mark Prince, drums
Dave Manley, guitar
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mark Prince has developed into one of the premier drummers in today’s music scene. Honing his skills at Howard University under the expert tutelage of the legendary Grady Tate, as well as maintaining a strong classical background as a National Symphony Fellowship recipient, his versatility is a sought-after attribute amongst the musical community both nationally and internationally.
Upon graduating from Howard University, Mark began a six-year stint with cutting-edge keyboardist Andy Milne. His time with this band served as a rewarding platform of development, being thrust into the complex, but intensely groove-driven arena of M-BASE music, a fusion of funk, jazz, astrology, mysticism, and any other pertinent influence, was a perfect match for Mark’s unique style of drumming.
Dave Manley, Guitarist/Composer/Producer/Educator, has collaborated with major artists from the Neo-Soul, World, and Jazz genres in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has toured and recorded with artists including: Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Music Soul Child, Jeff Bradshaw, Carrol Riddick, Raheem Devaughn, Chiwoniso Maraire, Kindred The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle, and more.
His early musical experiences include performing, in his native Detroit, with Dr. Morris Lawrence (prize pupil of Sidney Bechet) and his Afro Musicology big band. He also performed with members of the original Funk Brothers Motown House band. Upon arriving in Philadelphia in the mid-nineties, Dave broke ground working with international Dj’s King Britt and Josh Wink. He taught Jazz Improvisation and private students, as an adjunct professor at Eastern University Music School, while touring and performing, for over 10 years.
Dave continues to develop a fresh synthesis of musical styles from Jazz, Soul, Rock, Latin, and Electronica. His infectious energy is apparent in his live performances and recordings. Dave has two new records out on https://davemanleymusic.bandcamp.com
Michael Bowie is an internationally recognized musician, performing on both the electric and contrabass. With roots in the Washington D.C. jazz and gospel community, he was a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Jazz Studies and trained with Betty Carter and Keter Betts. Soon after, Michael signed with Verve Records as an original member of “The Harper Brothers”. He went on to perform, record and tour with Abdulla Ibrahim, Michel Pettruciani, including the Grammy Award-winning “Look What I Got” with Betty Carter.
In addition to his personal musical career, Michael is deeply involved in developing children’s music enrichment. He is a certified teacher in Washington D.C.’s Public School system at Oyster-Adams Bilingual Campus. As a lecturer and associate professor, he has taught at Shenandoah Conservatory, Michigan University, University of Missouri, Fillmore Arts Center and Bowie State amongst others. In addition, he has worked with the Wolftrap Institute for Early Childhood Learning program in Virginia, The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, and the Thelonius Monk Institute.
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