Gus Mancini and The Sonic Soul Band, May 24, 8 PM, Green Kill Sessions
Join Gus Mancini and The Sonic Soul Band on Wednesday, May 24, 8 PM.
Join Gus Mancini and The Sonic Soul Band on Wednesday, May 24, 8 PM with the return of Peter Head. The Sonic Soul lineup is Peter Head adn Mark Dzuiba on guitars, Brian Kelly on bass, Free Atlast on percussion and the Sultan of Sonic Soul himself, Gus Mancini, on sax and keys. Mare about the Sonic Soul Bank below.
Come on out and welcome back Peter Head.
This event is a livestream production open to a live audience of 30. The livestream is broadcast on the YouTube Channel. 10 dollars for live audience tickts. 5 dollars for livestream tickets. Go here to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gus-mancini-and-the-sonic-soul-band-may-24-8-pm-green-kill-sessions-tickets-636735993497
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Live audience Ticket
People who wish to attend a performance reserve a Live Audience Ticket to attend the livestream event. Live audience ticket holders will also receive a link to watch on Youtube after the event. Live audience ticket holders will not be admitted to Green Kill after the livestream begins!
Livestream ticket holders receive a link to watch the event in real time on their own device. In addition, the link allows livestream ticket holders to watch on YouTube following the event.
Gus Mancin, The Sultan of Sonic Soul
Gus Mancini, also known as The Sultan Of Sonic Soul, is a family member of the Woodstock Roundtable’s Sunday morning Radio Show on WDST at 100.1 FM. Gus has now performed on the show over 300 times, live on air, spanning 20 years and counting. The Sonic Soul Band is one of the most unique bands in the Hudson Valley because their performances are TOTALLY improvised. The Sultan, a master of improvisational saxophone, with a varied musical career spanning 60 years, has performed with many of the elite of all genres of music. Most notably he’s performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and for many years in the great Cathedral of Saint John Divine in NYC. At the Cathedral, he’s been accompanied by the well known Native American contemporary group The Hawk Project.
Now what truly makes the Sonic Soul Band unique is the addition of Master Nfamara Badjie. Master Badjie is one of the very few remaining (drum)masters from Gambia, West Africa with dual citizenship in the USA. In fact, he is the only ONE in America playing the Bugaraboo drums. Nfamara is helping to keep this ancient tradition of gathering and dancing alive. Badjie has been drumming since he was 4 years old. The Sonic Soul Band creates grooves and explorations in the moment. Master Badjie plays his ancient rhythms with an unparalleled energy alongside world class improvisers weaving spontaneous musical forms ranging from modern experimental jazz to classical, to funk, and to blues soundscapes. As The Sultan likes to say about these performances, "What you’re hearing will be for the first time and the last!"
Scott Kent, Sound Engineer
Scott Kent originally came to Woodstock in 1988 to work for Bearsville Studios. He taught guitar at Abrams Music and the Kingston Conservatory of Music before moving to San Diego in 1993. He taught Band and Orchestra for San Diego Unified School District for 18 years and returned to Mt. Tremper in 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.