Manu discovered his love of music very young. First, teaching himself the French « chanson » repertoire on guitar before moving on to rock classics.At 14, he was accepted at The Cergy School of Music where he was taught guitar, bass and drums. He played with several rock/funk bands, notably with Stéphane Edouard (Jonasz, Sixun, Ben l’oncle Soul, Youn Soul Na..) which afforded him his first stage appearances. He then deepened his musical knowledge, aligning practice with theory by taking a two-year Musicology degree at Paris VIII University. In 2002, after studying jazz with artists such as Christophe Wallemme, Patrick Fradet, Eric Fischer at the « EDIM » (School of Contemporary Music) in Cachan, he obtained his FNEIJ certificate. (National Federation of Jazz Schools).
Drawn to composition, arrangement and sound engineering, he realised or participated in the recording of several albums from jazz fusion, French « chanson » and folk to rock, musical theatre and even music from Senegal (Magdool, Zetlab, Bertjeff, Kasba, S’évader by Gérard Berliner, Nash, Garmi Faal, Chicago, Et Maxence, Attendu
As a sound engineer, he recorded the percussion for Stéphane Edouard on several albums including Palabre by Sixun.
As a guitarist, he has accompanied Magdool, Zetlab, Gérard Berliner, Bertjeff, Yemanjazz (music from Brazil, with Caio Mamberti, Tania Maria’s drummer and percussionist on Stevie Wonder’s 2010 tour), Nash, Miss Dominique, Sugar Lab…
Most recently, he has started playing the saxophone. As you can see, Manu likes to keep busy !