Manifest III with Lynn Riley and Paula Johns

Manifest III with Lynn Riley and Paula Johns

Manifest III consist of Dennis Fortune, piano, Gerald “Twig” Smith, guitar, Michael “Cruse”, bass, and Harry “Butch” Reed, drums. So, how did we come up with the name Manifest III?

Manifest is to show something such as a feeling or ability, so that it is easy to notice, obvious and easy to understand, and clear to the senses. The “III” represents 3 of the 5 senses; sight, sound, and touch. When you see us, you hear our rich melodies and lively rhythms, and we touch your soul. That’s Manifest III.
As individual musicians Manifest III have performed on stage and recorded with many super stars in the industry. Collectively Manifest III has over half a century of performing and teaching music to fans and students around the world. They are truly an amazing musical force who totally enjoys sharing their passion and their craft with music lovers from all walks of life.

Manifest III debut performance was in the spring of 2011 at the Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington Delaware. In the summer of 2011, Manifest III performed at the Clifford Jazz Festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Since then, Manifest III has performed at the Michener Museum and numerous venues across Philadelphia and the tri-state area. Visit our web site for more information.

Lynn Riley

Lynn Riley enjoys a vibrant career as a jazz musician, composer, and educator, whose primary instruments are saxophone and flute. She has been described more than once as "Superwoman" of the sax. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., Lynn has performed with many great artists like Grover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Peter White, Rachelle Farrell, Charles Ear land, Peter White, David Murray and Johnny Pacheco, Sharon Katz and the Peace Train ("the South African band that rocks"), Ellas y Amigos (Funky Caribbean Latin Jazz), Fortune Vinson Cruse (Motown to Miles) and Monnette Sudler's Ladies
Lynn has been on the faculty of the Performing Arts Department of Drexel University since 1998.

Paula Johns

Paula John is an accomplished cabaret singer and jazz vocalist who hails from Philadelphia. She is often compared to Ella, and some of the great contemporaries of that era, but Paula brings her own distinctive panache to each song she sings. She enjoys a great lyric that tugs at your heartstring, as well as a lyric that’ll make you fall off your seat with laughter. Her passion for the music ignites the emotions of her audiences and allows them to feel the stories that each song tells. Paula John sings on the Fortune Vinson Cruse CD “Undercover”. Visit her website for more information.

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