Nick Mancini

vibraphonist • composer • arranger • educator


Sep
21
9:00 PM21:00

Album Release and New Project Debut

The Collective is on it’s second album, “Reverence”. All the same personnel as the first; a rare find in our current artistic climate. I’m proud of the work we’ve done as a band and how far we've come in terms of developing a real sound that is unique, diverse, and personal. This same night, I’ll be debuting my Brazilian Choro Project. Think of it as the melodic and harmonic language of Western European counterpoint accompanied by Brazilian Samba rhythms and instrumentation. It’s gonna be a huge night. I’m very excited to share this experience with you. $20, 21+ cds available for sale.

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Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Rhythm and Brews

Saturday, 09/07/19 5pm-9pm Performances a la Carte begins it’s Fall 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz concert series with a Rhythm/Brews/BBQ fundraiser in Pasadena. My Unit B organ trio group will be there featuring Ty Bailie on Hammond B3 organ and Tina Raymond on drums. We’ll be performing music from our release “The Long Game” and will have the honor of providing the accompaniment for vocalist Carla Jamie Perez and the great, legendary vocalist Barbara Morrison. Performances a la Carte presents world-class jazz performances to audiences in and around LA. Come and join the fun, and help make great jazz performances a possibility. You’ll have to buy your tickets in advance. Go here: TICKETS

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Aug
15
9:00 PM21:00

Nick Mancini Quartet @ Sam First (near LAX)

I’m always excited when I’m asked to play this venue. It’s a great sounding, intimate room, with perfectly appointed mid-century modern decor, and an emphasis on listening. I’ll be joined by three of my closest colleagues, as of late, John Tegmeyer on clarinet, Cooper Appelt on bass, and James Yoshizawa on drums. $15, 21+, student discount with ID, and a $5 discount for all artists who have previously played there.

Sam First Bar - 6171 Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90045

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

June 2019 at a Glance

Continental Club - W 4th St Downtown LA - Matt Yeakley Group  LA Athletic Club - W 7th St, 3rd flr. Downtown LA - Jazz Salon  Catalina’s Bar and Grill - Sunset Blvd Hollywood CA - Louie Cruz Beltran  Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St Downtown LA - Brack Shop Trio  Blue Whale - W 2nd St Little Tokyo - Ben Shepherd Group  Sun Space - Sunland Blvd LA CA - Lett. Mancini, Dutz  LACMA - Wilshire Blvd. LA CA - Danny Janklow Elevation Band  Duets - Tulsa OK - Edwin Canito Band

Continental Club - W 4th St Downtown LA - Matt Yeakley Group

LA Athletic Club - W 7th St, 3rd flr. Downtown LA - Jazz Salon

Catalina’s Bar and Grill - Sunset Blvd Hollywood CA - Louie Cruz Beltran

Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St Downtown LA - Brack Shop Trio

Blue Whale - W 2nd St Little Tokyo - Ben Shepherd Group

Sun Space - Sunland Blvd LA CA - Lett. Mancini, Dutz

LACMA - Wilshire Blvd. LA CA - Danny Janklow Elevation Band

Duets - Tulsa OK - Edwin Canito Band

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May
6
to May 31

May 2019 at a Glance

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Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St Downtown LA - Brack Shop Trio

Vibrato Grill Jazz - 2930 N Beverly Glen Bel Aire CA - Thom Rotella Group

Jazz Under Ground Oeno Vino - 3111 Glendale Blvd Atwater Vil. CA - John Tegmeyer 4tet

Ojai Art Center - 113 S Montgomery St Ojai CA - Lett/Mancini/Dutz

Los Angeles City College - 750 Vermont Ave LA CA - John Tegmeyer 4tet

Sam First - 6171 W Century Blvd LA CA - Kevin van den Elzen Group

Blue Whale - Weller Court Suite 301 Downtown LA CA - John Tegmeyer Group 05/22, Danny Janklow Elevation Band 05/24

TRiP Santa Monica - 2101 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica CA - Nick Mancini Collective

Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St Downtown LA - Brack Shop Trio

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Apr
3
to Apr 30

April 2019 at a Glance

Continental Club w/ Matt Yeakley, Aaron Maclendon & Eric England, 4th St and Main DTLA  Brack Shop w/ Steve Hass and Ahmet Turkmenoglu, 525 W 7th St DTLA  Clifton’s w/ Jason Fabus Quartet, 648 S. Broadway, DTLA  The York w/ John Tegmeyer 4tet, 5018 York Blvd, Highland Park LA  Upstate NY Tour - see poster below  Bogie’s w/ Thom Rotella group, 32001 Agoura Rd, Westlake CA  Sam First w/ Nick Mancini Thr3, 6171 W Century Blvd, LA CA  Baked Potato w/ Ben Shepherd Group, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City CA  Jazz n Paz w/ Nick Mancini Collective and Carla Perez, 301 N Orange, Pasadena CA  TRiP w/ Nick Mancini Collective, 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

Continental Club w/ Matt Yeakley, Aaron Maclendon & Eric England, 4th St and Main DTLA

Brack Shop w/ Steve Hass and Ahmet Turkmenoglu, 525 W 7th St DTLA

Clifton’s w/ Jason Fabus Quartet, 648 S. Broadway, DTLA

The York w/ John Tegmeyer 4tet, 5018 York Blvd, Highland Park LA

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Bogie’s w/ Thom Rotella group, 32001 Agoura Rd, Westlake CA

Sam First w/ Nick Mancini Thr3, 6171 W Century Blvd, LA CA

Baked Potato w/ Ben Shepherd Group, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City CA

Jazz n Paz w/ Nick Mancini Collective and Carla Perez, 301 N Orange, Pasadena CA

TRiP w/ Nick Mancini Collective, 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

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Mar
9
to Mar 31

March 2019 at a Glance

Brack Shop Tavern: 525 W 7th St w/ Steve Hass drums and Ahmet Turkmenoglu bass  Jazz Under Ground: Oeno Vino 3111 Glendale Blvd 90039 w/ Karl McComas Reichl bass and Shawn Baltazor drums  Blue Whale: 123 astronaut E.S. Onizuka St DTLA 90012 w/ Danny Janklow and John Tegmeyer woodwinds, Adam Ratner guitar, Mike Ragonese piano, Scott Breadman and Pete Korpela percussion, Cooper Appelt bass, James Yoshizawa drums, and Celia Chavez vocals  TRiP: 2101 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica 90405 w/ Danny Janklow and John Tegmeyer woodwinds, Adam Ratner guitar, Mike Ragonese piano, Scott Breadman and Pete Korpela percussion, Cooper Appelt bass, James Yoshizawa drums

Brack Shop Tavern: 525 W 7th St w/ Steve Hass drums and Ahmet Turkmenoglu bass

Jazz Under Ground: Oeno Vino 3111 Glendale Blvd 90039 w/ Karl McComas Reichl bass and Shawn Baltazor drums

Blue Whale: 123 astronaut E.S. Onizuka St DTLA 90012 w/ Danny Janklow and John Tegmeyer woodwinds, Adam Ratner guitar, Mike Ragonese piano, Scott Breadman and Pete Korpela percussion, Cooper Appelt bass, James Yoshizawa drums, and Celia Chavez vocals

TRiP: 2101 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica 90405 w/ Danny Janklow and John Tegmeyer woodwinds, Adam Ratner guitar, Mike Ragonese piano, Scott Breadman and Pete Korpela percussion, Cooper Appelt bass, James Yoshizawa drums

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Feb
6
to Feb 28

February 2019 at a Glance

Continental Club, Matt Yeakley Group - 116 W 4th St DTLA CA  Sun Space, Lett/Mancini/Dutz - 9683 Sunland Blvd, Shadow Hills, CA  Hong Kong Inn, Lett/Mancini/Dutz - 435 E Thompson St, Ventura CA  Lighthouse Cafe, Kevin Kanner Quartet - 30 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach CA  Plan;D Gallery, Solo VIbes - 3041 N Coolidge Ave LA CA  The York, John Tegmeyer Group - 5018 York Blvd, Highland Park CA  Pour Vous, Sylvia Black - 5574 W Melrose Av LA CA  Sam First, Ben Shepherd Band - 6171 W Century Blvd LA CA  Brack Shop Tavern, Steve Hass Trio - 525 W 7th St, DTLA CA  Fireside Series @ Miles Playhouse, NM Collective - 1130 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica CA  Blue Whale, Fund Raiser - 123 astronaut E.S. Onizuka St DTLA CA  Mr. Musichead, Danny Janklow Group - 7420 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA  TRiP, NM Collective - 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

Continental Club, Matt Yeakley Group - 116 W 4th St DTLA CA

Sun Space, Lett/Mancini/Dutz - 9683 Sunland Blvd, Shadow Hills, CA

Hong Kong Inn, Lett/Mancini/Dutz - 435 E Thompson St, Ventura CA

Lighthouse Cafe, Kevin Kanner Quartet - 30 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach CA

Plan;D Gallery, Solo VIbes - 3041 N Coolidge Ave LA CA

The York, John Tegmeyer Group - 5018 York Blvd, Highland Park CA

Pour Vous, Sylvia Black - 5574 W Melrose Av LA CA

Sam First, Ben Shepherd Band - 6171 W Century Blvd LA CA

Brack Shop Tavern, Steve Hass Trio - 525 W 7th St, DTLA CA

Fireside Series @ Miles Playhouse, NM Collective - 1130 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica CA

Blue Whale, Fund Raiser - 123 astronaut E.S. Onizuka St DTLA CA

Mr. Musichead, Danny Janklow Group - 7420 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA

TRiP, NM Collective - 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

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Jan
5
to Feb 1

January 2019, at a Glance

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Lighthouse Cafe - 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach CA

Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St, Downtown LA

Winter Sounds - 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood CA

Grand Central Market - 317 S. Broadway, LA CA

Vibrato Grill and Jazz - 2930 N. Beverly Glenn Cir, LA CA

TRiP Santa Monica - 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

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Gig Schedule 10/20-11/04
Oct
20
to Nov 4

Gig Schedule 10/20-11/04

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10/20 Kunst Uni Graz - Graz Austria

10/23 Write Off Room - 21791 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills CA

10/25 Blue Whale - 123 astronaut E.S Onizuka St, Downtown LA CA

10/30 Trip Santa Monica - 2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

11/01 Brack Shop Tavern - 525 W 7th St, Downtown LA CA

11/02 Sam First - 6171 W Century Blvd, LA CA

11/03 Blue Whale - 123 astronaut E.S Onizuka St, Downtown LA CA

11/04 Anne Keeler Houe - 16525 Akron St, Pacific Palisades CA

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Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Mancini @ TRiP

Back at TRiP at the end of the month. We’re going to change it up a little for this one. I’m putting together a 5-piece which will be the same instrumentation as the group with which I’ll be playing in the Netherlands; vibes, bass clarinet, guitar, bass and drums.

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Thursdays @ Brack Shop Tavern

Downtown LA, is the place to be if you’re looking for great live jazz. Every Thursday night we inhabit The Brack Shop Tavern from 10p-1a and throw down. The opening trio sets continue to be some of my favorite musical experiences to date, and after we’re done we open it up for others to sit in. There are a LOT of great musicians coming through. NO COVER!!

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Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Collective @ TR!P in Santa Monica

Back at our favorite monthly spot to play, TR!P in Santa Monica. Every Tuesday night is hailed as their "Jazz Night" and I've been there every 4th Tuesday since October of last year. I've got a bunch of new compositions to throw at the guys, and I'm happy to say that 8 of the 9 of us will be there, and we'll be joined, once again, by my dear friend and great singer, Diana Kazakova.

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Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Josh Nelson and Nick Mancini 2 + 4 @ Vitello's

Back at the newly renovated Vitellos in Studio City with a monster band. Josh Nelson is simply one of my favorite pianists and he and I have an undeniable kismet that was present upon the first moment playing with him. On bass, we have none other than Alex Boneham who is quickly becoming everyone's first call bass player, and on drums is Shawn Baltazor, boasting an impressive resume as well, he was mine and Josh's go to when we were looking for a drummer with impressionistic sensibilities and deep roots in jazz. We'll play some duo and mostly quartet.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

Nick Mancini Collective @ Blue Whale

I'm bringing back the 8-piece to everyone's favorite place in LA to play, the blue whale. It's been a fruitful time for me in terms of composing. I've been writing a lot of new material and workshopping it at a cool local haunt in Santa Monica so we're well-lied and ready to throw down.

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Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Collective @ TR!P in Santa Monica

Back at TR!P with my Collective as part of my residency on the 4th Tuesday of every month, this time as a warm-up to my album release at Blue Whale on July 7th. I'll have the whole crew with me - John Tegmeyer and Danny Janklow up front on clarinet and alto sax, respectively, flanked by Adam Ratner on guitar and Mike Ragonese on keys, in the back is the percussive ramblings of the magpies, Pete Korpela and Scott Breadman, and holding it all down for us is Cooper Appelt on bass and James Yoshizawa on drums.

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Quartet @ Sam First (near LAX)

I'm very excited to see what this band can do. In their own right each of these guys are monster players and in addition, they each are some of the most sensitive and sensible musicians with whom I've had the distinct pleasure of performing. Sam First is a top rate venue for jazz. Owned by a true appreciator of the art form, every detail is hand picked and specifically curated for the pleasure of enjoying live jazz in an intimate setting. I'm honored to be on the roster.

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