Emanuel Casablanca is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. Casablanca has played guitar for an array of performers including: Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Rufus Wainwright and others. With his solo work, he has supported: John Legend, Eric Roberson and more. After half a decade of touring, Casablanca began working as a solo performer and is currently recording with producer, Bill Laswell (most known for Herbie Hancock, Buckethead, etc). He is also working with drummer Daxx Nielsen, of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s, Cheap Trick, Bernard Fowler (singer for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s, Rolling Stones), Doug Wimbish of Grammy Award winning band, Living Colour and many more.
Growing up in a musical family, Casablanca’s mother was both a gospel and classical pianist and vocalist. She was a music teacher and choir director in several churches throughout his youth. His first instrument was violin, followed by piano, trumpet and the baritone. He has two older sisters and a younger brother, all of whom are well versed musically.
You may have seen Casablanca performing at various festivals both nationally and internationally including: Berlin Music Week, Isle of Wight Festival, Kommune2010, SXSW, NXNE. He is former Gibson USA artist.