Emmanuel Echem is a trumpeter, composer, and arranger living and working in Nashville, TN. A native to the area, Echem completed his B.M. in Commercial Music and Music Technology at Belmont University in 2016, and has since then firmly established himself within the Nashville professional music community as a capable lead and section player, as well as an adept soloist with a unique and soulful improvisational style which frequently draws comparisons to trumpet masters such as Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, and Roy Hargrove.
His performance and recording credits include Joss Stone, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle, Boyz II Men, LeAnn Rimes, Dumpstaphunk, Johnny Reid, Rayvon Owen, Dan + Shay, La Sonora Dinamita, the Neal Morse Band ft. Mike Portnoy, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and the Circle of Harmony Orchestra, and the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, among many others. Echem’s compositional style combines a jazz musician’s sensibility of melody and harmony with an intensely groove-oriented approach to rhythm, exploring funk, rock, hip hop, and neo-soul, as well as West African afrobeat, traditional New Orleans jazz, and Afro-Latin dance rhythms.