MONICA MANCINI Concord Records recording artist and double – Grammy nominee Monica Mancini, daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini and the notable studio singer Ginny O‘Conner Mancini, has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer and recording artist, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
Ms. Mancini began singing early on as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus, which led to a successful studio career in Los Angeles, where she appeared on countless film scores and recordings, with such notable artists as Placido Domingo, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson. Her debut CD, simply titeld Monica Mancini was the companion to her PBS television special, Monica Mancini: On Record.
Ms. Mancini‘s recent TV appearances include the “Great Performances” PBS special, We Love Ella. Evening at Pops with John Williams and the Boston Pops as well as a performance of “Imagine” with Josh Groban, Joshua Bell and Dave Grusin on the recent simultaneous multi-network “Stand Up To Cancer” telecast viewed by more that 45 million people.
To celebrate the release of the USPS Henry Mancini Commemorative Postage Stamp, Ms. Mancini kicked off an extensive 60-city tour, followed by sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Boston Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.
Her most recent recording, the Billboard chart topping and double Grammy nominated album Ultimate Mancini featured some very special guest artists including Stevie Wonder, Take 6 and Tom Scott.
On her upcoming fifth album release, I‘ve Loved These Days, (June, 2010) on the Concord label, Monica is paired once again with Stevie Wonder as well as Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Take 6 and others performing iconic singer-songwriter songs from the 60‘s accompanied by full orchestra.
The New York Times has described Mancini‘s rich, expressive voice as “the glamorous vocal equivalent to diamonds flashing.” On her approach to interpreting a song, she says, “I always keep in mind the composers intention. I believe melodies and lyrics are crafted with a definite purpose. I want to bring out the beauty of the writer‘s word through music”.
Composer John Williams writes: “Monica Mancini brings her talent musicality and most of all, love to the music, and proves that the passage of musical genes didn‘t stop with the Bachs, Strausses or Ellingtons!”