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Gus Mancini's Sonic Soul Band Quintet, November 15, 8 PM, Green Kill Sessions
Green Kill Sessions presents Gus Mancini's Sonic Soul Band Quintet, Wednesday ,November 15, 8 PM.
Green Kill Sessions presents Gus Mancini's Sonic Soul Band Quintet, Wednesday, November 15, 8 PM featuring Chris Bradley on drums, Flash Johnson on bass, Peter Head on guitar, Fre Atlast on percussion and and the Sultan of Sonic Soul himself, Gus Mancini on piano and sax.
Gus Mancini, The Sultan of Sonic Soul
Gus Mancini, also known as The Sultan Of Sonic Soul, is a family member of the WoodstockRoundtable’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 26 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, now at 81 years young, a master of improvisational Saxophone, and Synth with a varied musical career spanning 60 plus 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.
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.