b. England. A gifted post-bop singer with an eclectic style and repertoire, Manly attracted much praise for her 1994 debut Detour Ahead. She is particularly admired by Mark Murphy who has drawn attention to ‘her rapidly developing gifts’. Like so many young women caught up in the jazz singing explosion of the late 80s and 90s, Manly is still to establish the widespread following that might well be her due.
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