Mancini, David

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David Mancini


Born: 22 April 1952, Rochester, New York

Country: USA

Studies: Eastman School of Music (B.M.1974)

Teachers: Donald Hunsberger, Bill Dobbins, John Beck


Dave Mancini has most recently toured and performed as the drummer for the legendary trumpet player and former Tonight Show Bandleader, Doc Severinsen. He has also toured with jazz artists Maynard Ferguson, playing drums, and Chuck Mangione, playing percussion.

Dave Mancini has also performed as drummer or percussionist with artists such as Eddie Daniels, Urbie Green, Marvin Stamm, Jeff Tyzik, Allen Vizzutti, Don Menza, The Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, Bill Dobbins, Rosemary Clooney, Diahann Carroll, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and Bob Hope. He has also shared the bandstand with numerous jazz greats at New York City's famous Jazz nightclub, Eddie Condon's. Dave has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival; from 1971-1981 was a member of the percussion section of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and was also the xylophone soloist on the George Hamilton Green solos for the Eastman Marimba Band album, "Nola."

Dave Mancini is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he was also awarded the Performer's Certificate. In addition, he is an artist/clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America, the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company, and Vic Firth, Inc. As an artist/clinician, Dave makes numerous appearances each year at colleges, high schools, and junior high schools around the country where he performs as a guest soloist and presents hands-on workshops and master classes for the students. He is also the author of Drum Set Fundamentals, which is published by William Allen Music and available though Sons of Sound.[1]

Works for Percussion


Groovin' In TrinidadDrum Set
Jazz Solos: Drum Set Volume 2Drum Set Method
Joey's SongVibraphone
Latin JourneyMultiple Percussion
Recital Piece for Solo Percussion – Multiple Percussion
Suite for Timpani (Mancini) – Timpani
Suite No.2 for Timpani (Mancini) – Timpani

Solo with Percussion Ensemble Works

Jubilee ConcertoTimpani; with Percussion Septet Quartet
Suite for Solo Drum Set and Percussion EnsembleDrum Set; with Percussion Septet
With Joy in his Heart – Drum Set; with Percussion Septet

Percussion Ensemble Works

Caribbean FestivalPercussion Septet; with Piano; with Electric Bass
Duet No. 1Percussion Duet
Exit 39Percussion Quartet
Extremes – Percussion Septet
Feel The SpiritPercussion Octet; with Piano
Fiesta Latina – Percussion Octet
March for Percussion SextetPercussion Sextet
Song of JoyPercussion Nonet
Three Moods for Percussion – Percussion Duet