Manuel Echazabal is a saxophonist, woodwinds player, and composer living in Miami, FL. Manny is currently involved in many projects in Miami including his own group the "Manny Echazabal Group." He has recently recored his Debut Album which is scheduled to be released in early 2017. This new album is featuring Tal Cohen on piano, Dion Kerr IV on bass, and David Chiverton on Drums. The record will include all original composition by Manny, you could stay updated on the record by checking out the News tab above or on Social Media.
Manny has completed his Bachelors Degree at the University of Miami majoring in Studio Music and Jazz Performance. While he was in school, Manny played in various school ensembles including the Frost Concert Jazz Band under the direction of John Daversa.
In his time at the University Miami, he has shared the stage with such artists as Danilo Perez, Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, Dave Liebman, Monica Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, and Kevin Spacey to name a few.
In his career, Manuel Echazabal has also performed in several jazz and music festivals including the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Festival Miami, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the Next Generation Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey California, The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival, and the Wynwood Life Festival in Miami.
Manuel has also been recognized for his work as a bandleader. His submissions of two of his compositions “Unknown Identity” and “Spt” has won him a Downbeat award for Outstanding Small Group Performance.
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"Manuel Echazabal is a wonderfully talented saxophonist, who plays 100% from the heart. I always enjoy the chance to play with Manny, as his passionate and emotional approach to playing is rare and infectious." -Martin Bejerano
"Manuel Echazabal is a fine Jazz saxophonist who plays with passion and fire, is true to his artform and respectful of the traditions of the music" -Brian Buchanan
"Manny's playing is full of passion, excitement, and a keen sense of adventure." -John Hart
"Manny is a talent beyond words, magical and explosive." - Chino Nunez