Shola Emmanuel, a multifaceted Nigerian Afrobeats saxophone musician in Atlanta, GA, interprets jazz by starting with its true source, Africa. Emmanuel is also a recording artist.
His distinctive technique tailors and fuses traditional African rhythm with western style pizzazz, creating a singular Warm, soulful song that soothes the heart and pleases the ears.
At the LeZènith stage in Paris, Shola made his debut as a trumpet player for an audience of 80,000 people. This was followed in 1999 by a performance with Andy Narell in front of the South African jazz Art alive festival.
Shola has performed on albums with Hugh Masekela, Soul Band, Rhythm & Sax Orchestra, Andy Narell, Stevie Wonder, Enja of France, and many others while touring in over 70 nations across all continents. She has also worked as a band director and music educator.
His growing musical knowledge is a three-way street that enables him to spread the gospel, his music, and his culture.
If we would simply stop, stop, stop, and listen to sense the beat, there is music in everyone and everything around us, according to him.