Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Manuel Engel

Place of Origin: Twann und Ligerz / BERNE, Switzerland

Civil Status: Married

Curriculum Vitae and Professional Experience

1992 – 1995

Business School, Degree in Business Administration – HMS


Certificate 3rd degree as a Swiss Ski-Instructor

1997 – 2000

Swiss Jazz School in Berne, Switzerland

2000 – 2002

New School University (NSU) in New York, USA


Degree of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New School University (NSU) in NYC, also receiving an Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements


3 months Drum n Bass Master Classes in NYC (Drummers Collective, Guitar Center, Alpha Lounge, etc.)

2004 – 2008

Composer and Arranger at Celf Enterprises (Founder: Chico Freeman)


Founding of Metonic Records – an Independent Label in Brooklyn, NY which serves as a platform for Manuel Engel’s “NEW MUSIC Projects”

2006 – 2008

Founding of a Piano School (privat instructions for piano/composition/arrangement) in collaboration with Frank & Camille’s (NYC/USA)

Additional Info

Toured in Switzerland, Europe and the U.S., including performances in Berlin/Germany, New York/USA: Jazz Standard, Smalls, Knitting Factory, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, B.B. King (Showcase for MBK Entertainment), BAM at Fort Greene Park, Village Soul Festival, Top Events of Switzerland at Lincoln Center (Kaplan Penthouse) and Washington DC/USA (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).

Concerts and/or recording sessions with George Garzone, Doug Weiss, Karsh Kale, Chico Freeman, Dave Binney and others.