Tuesday, August 16, 2011

8/16 Larry Manetti talks with Monica Mancini

Monica Mancini is a Concord Record recording artist and 2005 Double-Grammy award nominee, who has carved out an impressive career as a singer and concert performer, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide.

Mancini is the one of the twin daughters (sister Felice) [1] of famed film composer Henry Mancini and his wife Ginny.[2] Her brother is singer/actor Chris Mancini.[3] She began her singing career as a member of the Henry Mancini chorus, which later led to a successful career in the studios at Los Angeles.

She has appeared on countless film scores, and has recorded with artists such as Placido Domingo, Horace Silver, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.

Mancini's current double Grammy nominated release 'Ultimate Mancini' includes guest artists: Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rankin and Plas Johnson, amongst others, whose contributions are in praise and memory of her late father.

To date, her albums include 'Ultimate Mancini', 'Cinema Paradiso', 'Monica Mancini' and 'Dreams of Johnny Mercer'. Her voice was heard on the soundtrack of the 2002 film Ghost Ship when she sang 'Senza Fine'.

Mancini sang with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl on July 10–11, 2009. Included in her performance were 'It Had Better Be Tonight' from the film The Pink Panther and 'Two for the Road'.

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