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Manny Escobar

Emmanuel “Manny” Escobar is a dynamic musician and educator, with roots firmly planted in Jazz, R&B and Afro-Latin creative traditions.

Graduate of the Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory at Merit School of Music, The Bloom School of Jazz under David Bloom, Chicago College of Performing Arts, under Jan Berry Baker and Mike Smith, Berklee College of Music under George Garzone, Jim Stinnett, Hal Crook and Bill Pierce. Private studies with James Moody, Armsted Christian and Rick Britto.

Emmanuel has performed and recorded with; Esperanza Spaulding, Reggie Workman, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Loren Allred (The Greatest Showman), Mike Antunes, Matt Antunes, Francisco Mela, Leo Blanco, Oscar De Leon, Bijon Watson, Suzanna Lubrano, Mayra Andrade, Kassav, Warren Wolf, Maria de Barros, Victor Garcia, Marquis Hill, Sara Tavares, Beto Dias, Leo Genovese, Thaddeus Hogarth, Louis Cato and Stay Human, Tem Blessed (Love Army, Blessed Energy), Roberta Miranda, Rayshun Lamarr, Jermaine Paul (Winner of The Voice S2), Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, Cesaria Evora Orchestra, Grace Evora, Mika Mendes, Ray Greene, Tito Paris, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Emmanuel is an Endorsing artist for Antigua, Rigotti Reeds and Syos Mouthpieces, signed performing artist with Nightshift Entertainment – New England.

Adjunct faculty at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Music Director at Providence Country Day School and Jazz History and Improvisation lecturer at the Zeiterion Theater. He has also served as a artist faculty, director or lecturer at the following institutions: Global Learning Charter Public School, The Zeiterion Theatre – Creative Classroom, Providence Country Day School, Our Sister’s School, Dream Out Loud Arts Center, Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP!), 3rd Eye Unlimited, Umana Academy and Boston Community Leadership Academy, Founder and Co Director of the Providence Conservatory Lab School.

Manny plays a Model AS4248SFN Alto Saxophone in NEBULA Splendid Nickel.