NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Influenced greatly by Ella Fitzgerald, Phillip Manuel is a gifted jazz vocalist with a poised, polished and gracefully lithe voice.

From New York to Los Angeles, from Portugal to Paris, Manuel has graced the world’s stages with some of the biggest stars in jazz. Encouraged by Aaron Neville to take the leap for his first live performance as a youth, his voice has been described as dramatic, warm, and full of soul. Some say his voice charms and seduces, and his range sounds effortless. His most recent album, 2019’s “PM,” finds him at his soulful R&B best, performing 12 original compositions—a marked departure from his other jazz recordings. While his musical abilities are obvious, Phillip is also an accomplished actor, writer, and sought-after voiceover talent, including roles in classic New Orleans films such as Cane River and The Big Uneasy. 

On Dec. 17, Phillip presents his special Christmas Concert and his Birthday Celebration, performing music from his endearing Christmas CD Collection. 

The Phillip Manuel Quintet tonight features:

Phillip Manuel – vocals 

Michael Pellera – piano 

Steve Masakowski – guitar 

Amina Scott – bass 

Wayne Moreau – drums 

Shows at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. 

Doors at 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.. 

Restaurant is Open 6-10 p.m. for dinner before or after your showtime: 

Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via Open Table here

Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing info@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online. All dinner table reservations must be attached to advance concert tickets. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first come, first served based on availability upon arrival.

Full Bar is Open 6 p.m. – Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets. 

Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does not serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world-class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door before getting seated in the Music Room for the show. 9 pm ticket holders can also enjoy dinner, dessert, or appetizers after the show, with Dining Room seating only guaranteed by submitting your table request before 8 p.m.