Manuel Hilleke is a freelance trumpeter, band leader, arranger and composer (including for TV/Film) based in Mainz. He teaches Jazz trumpet and leads band-coaching courses at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz. Hilleke also leads workshops in ensemble work, arranging and band coaching at various music schools and universities. His specialisations are in composition and arranging contemporary brass music. Manuel Hilleke is the artistic head of the Marshall Cooper band.