Corey Manke grew up both listening to and playing swing music through many middle and high school bands. From there, it was a natural transition into swing dancing and DJing. Not only has Corey been a dedicated DJ since 2004, he has also trained many well-known regional swing DJ’s, offered DJ training courses, and has also served as the Jump Session Music/DJ Coordinator, setting the high music and DJing standards that helped make Nashville a thriving swing dance community. His passion for balboa, in particular, has also landed him DJ spots at Eastern Balboa Championships (EBC), California Balboa Classic, The Balboa Experiment, and Head DJ at the Nashville Balboa Experience, Bal-ast Off, Music City Shuffle. Corey strives to represent the best music from all artist of the swing era and modern bands that have an authentic swing era sound.