What are they saying about Joe?
“Joe Mancuso has a strong and appealing voice that is always in-tune. Sometimes his tone hints a little at early Tony Bennett while his scatting has him sounding slightly like Dave Lambert. Mancuso is very skilled at placing his notes in the perfect spot, holds long tones well and always swings.”
Scott Yanow is a notable jazz writer, historian and critic that contributes to several jazz publications such as Down Beat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, The Los Angeles Jazz Scene and others.
“Mancuso has a sweet, tuneful approach, reminiscent of Al Jarreau (in the timbre and phrasing), but with his own modern stamp and an excellent time feel.”
John Colianni is a world class jazz pianist and arranger that has worked with many big names such as Mel Torme, Lionel Hampton & Les Paul to name a few.
“Good intonation, good time, good imagination; what more could you ask in a jazz singer? Joe Mancuso has all of the above.”
Dennis C. Owsley is a world renown, jazz historian, author and the host of “Jazz Unlimited” on NPR – St. Louis Public Radio.
“Joe Mancuso doesn’t just sing, he breathes new life into popular standards from the Great American Songbook, infusing new character through a perfect nuance of lyrical interpretation. He has sincerity and swagger, posh and polish and the ability to move you to a greater understanding of how difficult it can be to swing songs you’ve heard many times before to new exhilarating heights. Mancuso has the chops, he swings, and does he ever!”
Bill Andrew Quinn is a veteran radio personality, award winning national voice-over talent and the host of The Bill Quinn Radio Hour x 2, a vocal jazz showcase program originating from Metromedia Radio in New York city.