David Manson

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Primary Instrument: Trombone

David Manson

David's musical experiences range from opera to soukous to avant garde to jazz to brass quintet to orchestra to Zappa (Bogus Pomp) and so on. He has been soloist and/or composer with the BONK New Music Festival, Subtropics New Music Festival, Society of Composers, SEAMUS and performed and recorded with Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams and other innovators. His recordings include “Modern Music for Trombone”, “Particle Zoo”, “Fluid Motion” (with Sam Rivers), “Beast” and “Infinita Bossa”.

David directs the EMIT series of adventurous music at the Salvador Dali Museum and leads Brazilian group O Som Do Jazz and the Helios Jazz Orchestra...
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Fulbright project in Turkey

JazzSouth radio feature for SHIM

two Florida Fellowships for composition

ASCAP Awards

”Working in more experimental vein, and pushing the boundaries of trombone virtuosity into unexpected directions, Manson has filled this release with a variety of settings for his instrument... Suffice to say the trombone is alive and well, and conspiring with other renegade spirits to form a bestiary of intriguing and kaleidoscopic sound collages.” - Marino Guida, Tangents

“Trombonist David Manson has fashioned an extraordinary array of compositions for this quintet, featuring the great saxophonist Sam Rivers... At times, the band purveys a 60s style “Blue Note Records,” sound! But, the thrust of this outing is founded upon bouncy rhythmic structures to coincide with the artists’ expressive unison choruses. Consequently, the title Fluid Motion, denotes just one of the many notable attributes witnessed on this incontestably superb effort! (Zealously recommended…)” ” Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

“In a perfect world where creative music is equally disseminated regardless of marketing muscle or name brand recognition, Fluid Motion, the debut disc by David Manson and his Tampa, Florida collective, would have popped up on many year end Critic’s Picks lists. The self-released disc on Manson’s Isospin Labs label is one of the standout musical surprises of the latter half of 2002. Not only does the disc feature new work by Sam Rivers, but allows the legendary saxophone iconoclast to share space with a new crop of hungry young players.” - Bill Smith, JazzReview 4/03

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St. Petersburg, FL

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
David Manson is available for workshops in a variety of topics including:

Music Technology... using new computer applications from a musician's viewpoint

Trombone Through the Ages... a look at the instrument and repertoire from a historical perspective

Making Your Way in Music... skills you need to survive in the business of music

The Real Bossa Nova... how the Brazilians created the most beautiful music on the planet

The Grant Game... how musicians can tap into grant resources

New Directions in Trombone... a look at innovative trombonists and composers

The Nonprofit Base... how directing a nonprofit corporation can provide security and opportunities for musicians

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Featured recording “Infinita Bossa”

Infinita Bossa

Isospin Labs (2008)
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