Matteo Mancuso (born 22 November 1996) is an Italian jazz and rock guitarist from Palermo, Sicily. Mancuso has been called a virtuoso on the guitar. Mancuso does not use a guitar pick and he uses a unique finger-style right hand technique. Matteo Mancuso has played with many of Sicily’s musicians. He has a duo project with his father Vincenzo Mancuso with whom he plays a wide repertoire from Wes Montgomery to contemporary jazz. Matteo is currently attending the Jazz guitar course at the Conservatory of Palermo. Already in 2009, at the age of twelve, he performed at the Castelbuono Jazz Festival in Sicily.
A multifaceted guitarist, he ranges from classical to electric guitar, on which he has developed a personal approach without the pick, that allows him a very original musical language. His YouTube channel, which has already exceeded four million total views, is followed by a wide international audience and has received praise and acclaim from, among others, Dweezil Zappa, Stef Burns, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola and many others. In 2017, at Umbria Jazz, he won a scholarship for the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He performed at the 2019 NAMM Show in Los Angeles, collaborating with Yamaha guitars and Line6. He attended the popular Bangkok guitar festival in Thailand, in February 2019, and the Hard Rock Pattaya guitar Battle in May. He also participated at the Russian NAMM Musikmesse 2019 in September, where he also held a series of guitar clinics starting from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. Among his projects, He founded a trio with Riccardo Oliva and Salvatore Lima called “SNIPS”.