Improviser, composer and explorer of music from around the world all together, Manuel Hermia simultaneously expresses his discourse as a saxophonist and his love for bansuri. In addition to his saxophone and jazz harmony studies at the Conservatory, he has indeed developed a mastery of the bansuri – the flute from North-India. Besides, he has extended his knowledge of Indian and Arab music including ragas and maqams in a global thinking of music. Generally, he progressively incorporates into his language all the cultural elements that his course invites him to incorporate. He has also developed his own melodic-harmonic system with his theory called « rajazz », thus making a bridge between jazz and ragas, that is to say a tonal thinking and a modal thinking of music.

Manuel Hermia has simultaneously developed personal projects in several directions :

On the European jazz scene, he has also played with Eric Vermeulen, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Bruno Castellucci, Sam Gertsmans, Jean-Paul Estévienart, LievenVenken, Salvatore La Rocca, Sylvain Romano, as well as with Pierre Van Dormael, Julien Tassin, Julien Herne, Kari Ikonen, OmriMor, Marcin Oles, Nono Garcia, Ramon Lopez, Jean-Pierre Froidebise, MaximeBlésin, Cécric Raymond, Greg Houben, Julien Charley, Emmanuel Duprey, and many more.

He has also accumulated creations with numerous artists from different cultures: Majid Bekkas ( oud and gembri, Morocco), Mamady Keita ( Djembe, Guinea ), Purbayan Chatterjee ( sitar , India), Dhruba Ghosh ( sarangi, India ), Manou Gallo ( bass, Ivory Coast ) GuoGan ( erhu,China ), Regis Gizavo ( accordion, Madagascar ), Mokoomba ( Zimbabwe ), Ben Ngabo ( Rwanda ), Joao Braga ( Brazil ), DobetGnahoré ( singing, Ivory Coast ), CumaliBulduk ( Turkey ), Mawaran ( singing, Lebanon ) , Yacir Rami ( oud, Morocco )…

He also appears as a guest in other horizons with Fred Wesley, Zap Mama, Didier Laloy, Karim Baggili, Salvatore Adamo, Sttellla, William Sheller, Khadja Nin, Dick Annegarn, Clarika , The Guilty Brothers Experience, Oxymore …