LOT’S of performances coming up where you can hear my original material and see some neat performances before I hit the studio to start recording in March.
But first, a special mention of Nick Mancini's upcoming show at The Blue Whale in Little Tokyo (DTLA) 9 - midnight on SATURDAY, February 2, 2013. Nick will perform original compositions and choice covers joined by Mahesh Balasooriya - piano, Kaveh Rastagar - bass and Zach Harmon - drums. The night is in honor of the untimely passing of a musical icon, Butch Morris. Nick has this to say, “Having had the opportunity to play living music of great magnitude under such a vibrant and intense leader has forever shaped my own music and to a large degree, me as a person.” Admission is $10.
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Then, MONDAY, February 4, 2013, 6 - 9p, I will be playing my originals as part of a Singer/Songwriter Jam at Upstairs at Vitello’s in LA. The jam will be happening every Monday night in February and will be hosted by one of my favorite singers and people, Natasha Agrama. No cover. 2 drink minimum. I’m pretty honored to be a part of this. (click the poster for more details!)
On TUESDAY, 6p, February 5th, 2013, I will be a “special starter” as part of the menu for Sings For Supper: The Blue Plate Special at Noor in Pasadena. This is a production hosted by Performances á la Carte, a collaborative arts group that I’ve been involved with since 2010. The “menu” will feature Carla Jamie Perez, singing jazz originals and standards with Gary Blumer, piano — and guest artist, Nick Mancini, vibes. Add a “large side” of comic relief with Nick Omana (of “Last Comic Standing”) and the ambience of NOOR at Paseo Colorado and the bill of fare is complete! Bon Appétit! Admission is $25. Advance reservations recommended; Brown Paper Tickets
Here’s a nice blurb about the show in Hometown Pasadena: Ooh Ahh
SATURDAY, February 9, 2013, 8 - 11p at Left Coast Wine Bar in Glendale (MY bar, as I lovingly call it), Nick and I will collaborate on my original tunes, Nick’s originals, re-imagined pop tunes and some jazz standards.
I will be wielding my guitar this time around and the wonderful Will Lovell will be joining us to beef things up on bass.
This will be our last gig in town before we head to Oklahoma for a bit. So don’t miss it!
The wine is sublime and I will happily give you my recommendations. No cover! (click the pic for the FB event!)
AND last but not least! I’m especially excited to announce that myself and Nick will be playing at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame in Tulsa, OK on SUNDAY, February 17th, 2013 from 5 - 7p. Joining us will be Jordan Hehl on bass and Jared Johnson on drums. Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each. General Admission tickets are only $15.00, or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. To enjoy the jazz, call Bettie Downing at (918) 281-8609 and purchase your tickets. Free Parking! (click the pic for the FB event!)
Now…..back to rehearsals!