Nick Mancini

vibraphonist • composer • arranger • educator


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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Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Collective Monthly Residency @ TR!P in Santa Monica

Mancini is back at the West Side's favorite neighborhood music venue and watering hole, TR!P on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, just south of the 10. It's a monthly residency (every last Tuesday) Come in, order a drink. There's no cover, so when Mancini barks at you from the stage to pony up (ie. hit the tip jar), you best do it, cause he's been known to not play until you do. And you need to stick around to Diablo Banco, lead by drummer/singer/madman Andy Sanesi - the smartest, most ignorant live party band EVER!!!

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Nelson/Mancini 2 and 4 @ Blue Whale in Little Tokyo
Mar
29
9:00 PM21:00

Nelson/Mancini 2 and 4 @ Blue Whale in Little Tokyo

Sublime artistry, boundless creativity, and consummate technique are the hallmarks of this of locally celebrated, world-class duo. Although they hail from starkly contrasting home fronts, pianist Josh Nelson (a cool Southern California native) and vibist Nick Mancini (a hothead from chilly upstate New York) possess a profoundly unique musical kinship. Both player-composers appreciate the value of a well-conceived composition and the turn of a clever melodic phrase, but it’s their organic synchrony and dulcet tone that distinguish this compelling musical coupling. Join Josh and Nick as they present an evening of mostly original music with a few choice standards in both duo and quartet settings, with Jordan Richards on bass and Shawn Baltazor on drums.

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Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Collective @ TR!P in Santa Monica (Monthly Residency)

Mancini is back at the West Side's favorite neighborhood music venue and watering hole, TR!P on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, just south of the 10. It's a monthly residency (every last Tuesday) Come in, order a drink. There's no cover, so when Mancini barks at you from the stage to pony up (ie. hit the tip jar), you best do it, cause he's been known to not play until you do. And you need to stick around to Diablo Banco, lead by drummer/singer/madman Andy Sanesi - the smartest, most ignorant live party band EVER!!!

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Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Mancini Collective @ TR!P in Santa Monica

Mancini is back at the West Side's favorite neighborhood music venue and watering hole, TR!P on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, just south of the 10. It's a monthly residency (every last Tuesday) Come in, order a drink. There's no cover, so when Mancini barks at you from the stage to pony up (ie. hit the tip jar), you best do it, cause he's been known to not play until you do. And you need to stick around to Diablo Banco, lead by drummer/singer/madman Andy Sanesi - the smartest, most ignorant live party band EVER!!!

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