Award-winning vocalist Joe Mancuso earns critical and popular acclaim for his powerful and dynamic range of baritone jazz stylings. A master at placing notes with the most tasteful use of syncopation, Mancuso swings! The St. Louis native has phrasing that is exciting, fresh, and unique. Don’t miss Joe’s intense, raw energy delivered with complete control.
Whether performing a ballad, bossa nova, blues or up-tempo swing, Joe Mancuso is a crowd-pleaser that takes the audience on an emotional ride every time. Very active in and around St. Louis and the Mid-West, Joe performs well over 100 shows each year at private and public functions, jazz festivals, concert halls, clubs and iconic venues. Recently, Joe launched Mancuso Records, and is working on several recording projects, worldwide festival appearances, and concert tours.
Mancuso earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Webster University. He grew up in South St. Louis “On The Hill” which is the little Italy of St. Louis. It was here in the neighborhood community where Joe began his musical journey, singing and playing guitar in church, as well as performing original music and Italian folk songs as at local events and talent shows.