About Jesse Manley
With the release of his critically acclaimed album Dust and a recent collaboration with the Colorado Symphony and Wonderbound, Manley is quickly making a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, and collaborator. Manley has amassed a stunning catalogue of music over the last six years due in large part to his five celebrated collaborations with Artistic Director Garrett Ammon of the nationally recognized contemporary ballet company Wonderbound. Through these collaborations, Manley has explored a variety of folk technique and lyrical composition, resulting in an eclectic, yet unique voice as an artist and songwriter.
His sound has been described by audiences as "beautiful, jauntily melancholic, and unique" and by the Huffington Post as "elegant and haunting, winding you into this sensual allegory of the season.” OndaRock named Manley's music as one of the "Top 10 Albums of the Year" in 2015 and "Top Album of the Year" in 2014. Manley was nominated for Westword's Best Folk Music Award in 2014, and he was chosen as Best of 2014 by Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir.