Rocked by the jazz of her childhood, Manu began singing in London when she was 19 years old. In France, she has performed with several bands, including Magma, the famous French jazz-rock setup of the legendary Christian Vander, and Urban Sax at "le Sommet de Versailles," broadcast on Eurovision. She joined French singer Bernard Lavilliers at the Olympia in Paris and has performed with the Boto e Novos Tempos band as part of the big "Brasil Stars" show with Chico Buarque and Vinicius Cantuaria. Later, Manu formed her own band and began developing her unique musical style, writing songs with Daniel Goyone and Francis Lockwood. She recorded her album AGORA in 1991.
In various band formations from duo to sextet, Manu has performed in France, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. In Paris, she frequently takes the stage in the top jazz concert venues: the New Morning, the Petit Journal Montparnasse, the Sunside and Sunset, the Duc des Lombards, the Bilboquet, l'Arbuci, and the Casino d'Enghien. She regularly performs in theatres, public cultural centers and jazz festivals throughout France.
Manu's extensive sojourns to Brazil inspired a love of the bossa nova. Her repertoire features Brazilian music, jazz and originals. She also performs occasionally in special tribute concerts dedicated to her favorite songwriters, including Tom Jobim and Cole Porter.