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Dave Mancini

Mancini has performed and/or toured with such luminaries in the music industry as: Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson, and Maureen McGovern

Drum set/percussion  artist  DAVE MANCINI  has toured and performed with many of the premiere artists in the music business, including legendary trumpet player and former  Tonight Show Band  leader  Doc SeverinsenMaynard FergusonMaureen McGovernEddie DanielsUrbie GreenMarvin StammJeff TyzikAllen Vizzutti Don MenzaBill Dobbins, the  Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandDee DanielsNew York Voices, the  Five By Design  vocalgroup,  Jennifer HolidayAnn Hampton CallawayRosemary ClooneyJoe Williams, and  Bob Hope. He has also shared the bandstand with numerous jazz greats at New York City’s famous jazz nightclub,  Eddie Condon‘s.

As a percussionist,  Dave Mancini  has performed with  Chuck MangioneTony BennettDiahann Carroll, and  Johnny Mathis, as well as in the pit orchestra for a number of musical theatre productions. He has performed at the  Marlboro Music Festival, from 1971 to 1981 was a member of the percussion section of the  Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a xylophone soloist on the  Eastman Marimba Band  album,  Nola.

As a drum set/percussion artist performing on symphony orchestra pops concerts with  Doc Severinsen Jeff Tyzik Maureen McGovernDee Daniels, and  Five By Design Dave Mancini  has performed with the majority of symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada. These include the  Boston PopsChicago SymphonyPhilly Pops Pittsburgh SymphonyNew York Pops Toronto SymphonyNational Arts Centre Orchestra  in OttawaMinnesota OrchestraDetroit SymphonyVancouver SymphonyCalgary Philharmonic St. Louis SymphonyHouston SymphonyDallas SymphonySeattle SymphonyNational Symphony  at the  Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the  Milwaukee Symphony.

Dave Mancini‘s recordings include  Salt Peanuts  and  One On One  with saxophonist  Denis DiBlasioLand of Make Believe  and  Tarantella  with  Chuck MangioneStorm  with  Maynard FergusonRogers and Leonhart  with bassist  Jay Leonhart, and recordings with the  Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  Dave  has also recorded the  Bartok  “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” with his teacher  John Beck, for  Musical Heritage Society. In addition,  Dave  has played drum set and percussion on several movie soundtracks, radio and television commercials, and television themes.

As a composer,  Dave Mancini  has numerous published compositions for solo percussion and percussion ensemble. He has also had compositions performed for symphony orchestra, concert band, solo flute and percussion ensemble, and cello quartet with percussion and string bass.  Dave Mancini  is also the author of  Drum Set Fundamentals, as well as a number of articles on drum set techniques, and careers in the music business.  Dave  has been involved in community music outreach programs, and for three years was the instructor for a music outreach class at the  Eastman School of Music, for which he wrote the syllabus.

Dave Mancini  is a graduate of the  Eastman School of Music, where he was also awarded the  Performer’s Certificate. In addition, he is an artist/clinician for  Yamaha DrumsZildjian Cymbals, and  Vic Firth  drumsticks and mallets. As an artist/clinician,  Dave  has made numerous appearances at universities, high schools, and junior high schools throughout the United States and Canada, where he performs as a guest soloist and presents hands-on workshops and master classes for the students.

Dave Mancini with Maynard