February 02, 2024

Doors: 7:00 PM - Show: 8:00 PM

Presented by Fabrizio

Matteo Mancuso and His Band W/ Special Guest Adam Block Band

with Adam Block Band

The Boardwalk

9426 Greenback Ln, Orangevale, CA, 95662

Date & Time

Friday, February 02, 2024

8:00 PM


The Boardwalk

9426 Greenback Ln, Orangevale, CA, 95662

Matteo hails from the far-away island of Sicily, born in 1996 and raised outside Palermo, had his family relocated to the US, he might well be the best kept secret in the lineage of great Italian-American players like Zappa, Vai, Satriani, Di Meola, Petrucci, Gambale etc.

Back in the 70’s, his father Vincenzo Mancuso made a name for himself as gifted session player on the domestic scene ; it was definitely him Matteo looked up to as a primary source of inspiration growing up. a young age, he picked up classical guitar and transverse flute; it didn’t take long for everyone around to understand that a kid prodigy was blooming.

Before long, at the age of 12, Matteo took his first steps on stage at a local jazz festival and hasn't looked back.

A Multi-faceted player, classical or electric , what really is astounding and taking everyone aback is the one-of- a-kind technique and use of his fingers instead of regular picking. The killer tone and original sound truly put his talent in a different league altogether

His first album of unreleased original songs entitled "The Journey” , released in July 2023, debuted at #1 one on iTunes Jazz charts , receiving rave reviews all over the world and

is now being supported by a string of live concerts across Europe and so much more to come.

This show is ALL AGES with a responsible paying adult.

All ticket sales are final.

The Adam Block Band is comprised of some of the finest talent in Sacramento: Adam Block- Guitar, Jonathon Stoyanoff-Electric Bass, Jim Frink-Drums and Scott Reams-Keys and Saxophone. The band’s influences include blues, jazz, rock, funk, classical music, and flamenco. At the core you’ll hear direct influences from guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Eric Johnson and Robben Ford.

Adam has been involved with the local Sacramento music scene for 30+ years. He graduated from Berklee college of music in 2012. Adam has played in various bands on the east and west coast including Jerry Jennings Band, Lamine Toure and Group Saloum, and the Mighty Mystic. During his time with Jerry Jennings the band opened for Ronnie Montrose as well as the great Steve Morse. With Lamine Toure and Group Saloum the band played throughout the northeast and was a regular on the local Boston scene at clubs like The Beehive, The Beat in Harvard Square and The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. With the Mighty, Adam briefly toured the south opening for The Wailers and playing great rooms like the famous Inifinity Hall in Norfolk Connecticut and the House of Blues in New Orleans. In 2016 Adam released an Album called light, and in 2024 a second instrumental album featuring the great drummer Anton Fig of the Tonight Show with David Letterman, Joe Bonamassa, Oz Noy and more.

Jonathon Stoyanoff’s resume is staggering. Jonathon attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on a performance scholarship. He co-founded the group Pimp the Cat, which included Mark Greenberg, (Dickey Betts, Ronnie Earl), and Steve Grzeskowiak, (Angelique Kidjo). He also toured with Favored Nations recording artist Johnny A, and spent four years on the road with Global Funk Council playing over 600 shows. He has had the opportunity to play and/or share the bill with Larry Coryell, B.B. King, Joe Craven, Dead Winter Carpenters, Robert Cray, Bill Wyman, Huey Lewis, Dave Mason, Brian Jordan, Rick Parnel (of Spinal Tap), John Staton, Sean Lehe, Jackie Greene, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Ozomatli, Spearhead, Oteil Burbridge, Garaj Mahal, The Isley Brothers, Maceo Parker, and Robert Walters, and have played festivals across the country including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Delfest, Hangtown Music Festival, Grey Fox, CA Worldfest, High Sierra Music Festival, and many more. He has recently formed his own groups The Bumptet, Dead f'n Groovin', and Jonathan's Dead, and started touring with Joe Craven (Grisman/Garcia). He endorses Zon, Godin, and Fodera basses as his instruments of choice.

Scott Reams is a multitalented instrumentalist, composer, recording engineer and in demand session player throughout Northern California. After graduating from Berklee college of music has made a name for himself working with multiple award-winning bands such as Cake, and The 77’s, The Mind Club, The Bennys and many more.

Jim Frink is a versatile drummer based near Sacramento, CA with a strong background in jazz. Having been involved with music at an early age, Jim first began playing drums professionally in high school. Upon graduation, he received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and toured Japan with the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. He studied music at UC Santa

Cruz and has performed internationally in five countries. He is also a member of the collective jazz trio Triism (with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff), which was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2016 Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

Jim has performed in a variety of styles - his experience and interests include jazz, rock, funk, country, pop, Balkan folk, Brazilian, and experimental music. The Jim Frink Trio performs jazz at a twice-monthly residency at the Root of Happiness Kava Bar in Davis. He also performs regularly with Boca Do Rio (Brazilian), Ryan Thompson and the Delicate Hounds (alt-country), Shiva X (free improvised music with Tony Passarell and Robert Kuhlman) and the Davis Klezmer Orchestra. His experimental duo project with Jacam Manricks, Music Shop, incorporates live loops and has released a self-titled album.

Through his involvement in education, Jim enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience on to the next generation of drummers. He was a guest lecturer at California State University, Sacramento for the Jazz Pedagogy class and has over 15 years of experience teaching music in California, New Zealand, and Australia. He currently offers private lessons to drum students at his studio in Davis.

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