New York City, 10. December 2005
Young Swiss musician successful in NYC
Manuel Engel, born in 1976, received a Chrysler Jazz Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2000. Since then he has been living in NYC/Brooklyn to further his music career. In both 2004 and 2005 Manuel Engel celebrated his first successes:
In 2004 Manuel Engel, out of 11.000 applications reached the semifinals at the International Songwriting Competition.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) publicized under the music category DANCE/ELECTRONICA. The ISC jury consisted of Pat Metheny and B.B. King just to name a few. Manuel Engel composed the song featured in the ISC semifinals with New Yorker Justin Vernon, who as remix and production credits with Puff Daddy and ’Lil Kim as well as film credits with Tribute NYC’s Remember. The two appear as IN COLLABORATION and provide compositions for Film and Brooklyn based Hip-Hop artistis.
In 2005 Manuel Engel’s newest album called Solipsist reached the semifinals at the Northeast Independent Music World Series (IMWS).
The competition was held by Discmakers (www.discmakers.com) and the world’s largest Independent Artist & Repertoire company (www.taxi.com). For the experimental production Solipsist, reaching the semifinals is astonishing especially since the competition promotes Rock and Pop music.
Manuel T. Engel Phone: 001 347 204 25 36
Additional Info: www.manuelengel.com