Monica Mancini

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Monica Mancini (born 1952) is a double-Grammy nominated, American recording artist and concert performer for Concord Records. She is the daughter of the late film composer Henry Mancini and studio singer Ginny O'Conner Mancini. She has worked and performed with various artists including Stevie Wonder, Take 6, Plácido Domingo, Horace Silver, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.[1]

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'. [2]

Family and Early life[edit]

Monica Mancini was born in 1952 to the late Henry Mancini and his wife Ginny O'Conner. She has a twin sister (Felice) and a brother. Her brother is singer and actor Chris Mancini.[2] Monica began singing at an early age in the Henry Mancini Chorus. This early experience has led to a successful studio career in Los Angeles in the 1990s and 2000s. Since becoming a solo artist in Los Angeles, Monica has appeared in film scores and recordings with Plácido Domingo, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. She released her debut album, Monica Mancini in 1998 as a companion to her PBS television special Monica Mancini: On Record from the same year.[1]

On Father’s Day, 2013, Monica was in Tina Sinatra's Father’s Day Special on Sirius Radio. It also featured Deana Martin, Natalie Cole and Daisy Torme, all reminiscing about their famous fathers.

Career[edit]

Since 1998, Ms. Mancini has performed in orchestral concerts and on TV. She was nominated for Grammy awards twice in 2005 for her album Ultimate Mancini. Her TV performances include the PBS special Great Performances, Evening at Pops with John Williams and the Boston Pops, and multi-network charity concert Stand Up To Cancer. She also undertook a 60-city tour in 2004 to celebrate the USPS release of the Henry Mancini commemorative postage stamp in honor of her late father.[1] In 2009, Mancini sang with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Included in her performance were 'It Had Better Be Tonight', from the film The Pink Panther, and 'Two for the Road'. She released her album I Loved These Days in the summer of 2010. She has not released a new album since 2010 and according to her website, Monica finished her 2013 tour in November. There are no known concert plans as yet for the 2014 season.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums

Album Year
Monica Mancini (debut album) 1998
Dreams of Johnny Mercer 2000
Cinema Paradiso 2002
Ultimate Mancini (double grammy nominee) 2005
I've Loved These Days 2010

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1],.
  2. ^ "Biography for Monica Mancini". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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