"One of the most unique voices in music! He wails with the best, crying the blues from the depths of his soul — bringing great measures of duende to the music. His Juno record, Comfortably Mine, is simply one of a kind!"
~ Raul da Gama, All That Jazz
After 25 years committed to a vision influenced by his culturally diverse world, Dominic sees himself sitting at the table with the 21st century and the global village. His resume takes in several CDs, as well as several written scores for TV, films and theatre performances, numerous artistic collaborations and a great number of live shows in Canada and abroad.
After actively promoting Comfortably Mine, his Juno and Canadian Folk Music awarded ‘World Music Album of the Year', he realized there was an incredible chemistry forming amongst his touring band: Tony Zorzi on guitars; Paco Luviano basses; Chendy Leon percussion; Jerry Caringi B3 organ & accordion; Johnny Johnson saxes & woodwinds. Shortly after, in 2013, DMG ( Dominic Mancuso Group was born.
In 2016 DMG toured through Europe, in promotion of Sub Urban Gypsy, which was included in the European project: PERFORMIGRATIONS.EU. Dr. Elena Lamberti, U of Bologna states: "His group is a perfect example of the world savvy musical product Canada is producing.”
He continues to build his international profile with his upcoming 2020 record release. This collaboration, with the Italian pianist arranger, Vittorio Mezza. sees Mancuso pushing his sound towards a soulful blend of singer-songwriter meets classical and jazz. Keeping all his world elements in tact, this Mancuso | Mezza: EVOLUTION project reveals his most ambitious work yet! They arranged Mancuso's compositions with the expansion of a chamber ensemble; invigorating the far reaching capabilities of the music while pushing the Dominic Mancuso Group and the chamber ensemble towards a rich and passionate contemporary body of work.
"Mancuso has made me shed tears
from the sheer beauty and
emotions of his voice."
~Jeff Coffin 3X Grammy Award Winner
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