That Aaron Neville was among the first to recognize a young Phillip Manuel’s talent speaks volumes about his abilities. . . Manuel wields pinpoint control over his instrument, and is equally at home scatting to accentuate ‘Only All of Me Will Do,’ or calling on his R&B roots in ‘I Wish.’ Love Happened To Me is a poised, polished, graceful, lovingly rendered showcase for Manuel’s lithe voice. Aaron Neville’s instincts were correct.”Keith Spera, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
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A native of New Orleans, vocalist Phillip Manuel has been a mainstay at clubs and festivals worldwide, while performing with such greats at Terence Blanchard and Bill Summers. His recorded music career is known for classic interpretations of the Nat “King” Cole songbook as well as tackling intimate takes on James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” alongside Ellington and Gershwin compositions.