I am honored to be able to close out this great concert series at one of the most beautiful nature sanctuaries you will ever see.
The Whitaker Music Festival brings free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every June through August at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site.
The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity and encourage vitality within the community.
Joe Mancuso is a classically trained vocalist turned jazz singer. He studied classical voice, audio production and jazz studies (theory, improvisation, history, ear training, composition, piano, guitar etc.) at Webster University. He sings with an abundance of passion and intensity; whether singing a ballad, bossa nova, blues or swing tune, Joe takes his audience on a dynamic, emotional ride every time.
Steve Davis-Drums, Dave Black-Guitar, Adam Manness-Keys, Willem von Hombracht-Bass, Christopher Braig-Saxophones