A very promising singer who is dedicated to jazz, Michelle Manzo has a warm voice, a four-octave range, she puts her heart into every word she sings, and she has a unique and individual sound. With her many musical influences she has proven to be extremely versatile in taking many different musical directions.
Michelle Manzo has performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Raue Performing Arts Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The National Arts Club and sang regularly at the Zinc Bar and many other venues throughout New York. Among the musicians who she performed with are Ray Santos, Victor Jones, Gene Bertoncini, Les Paul, Ron Affif, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez, Art Hirahara, Marco Panascia, Elias Bailey, Tommy Moromoto, Kim Clark and Dan Aran. She has also worked with Spanish rock, Salsa and Merengue groups. She won an award at a songwriter’s festival in Taiwan for a song that she wrote based on a Buddhist poem. And recently was chosen to sing the world premiere of two new Dave and Iola Brubeck compositions. Michelle also narrated and sang in the children‘s audio book that was written on Celia Cruz.
Michelle has a Bachelors in Fine Arts in music from the City College of New York where she received a full scholarship. Now after being based in New York City for the past 5 ½ years she is returning to her hometown. She will continue to fulfill her musical commitments in New York while developing new ones in Miami. Michelle looks toward the future with optimism she is currently recording a contemporary latin album with tinges of jazz and R&B.