Monica Mancini

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Monica Jo Mancini (born May 4, 1952) is an American singer and the daughter of composer Henry Mancini.

Career[edit]

Mancini grew up in Northridge, California.[1] Her father, Henry, was a popular, award winning composer and her mother, Virginia, was a singer.[2] She listened more to the Beatles than to her father's music. When she was fourteen, she sang professionally with the Henry Mancini Chorus, as did her mother and sister. She became a freelance, studio singer in Los Angeles. Her debut album, Monica Mancini (1998) was accompanied by a television special on PBS. During her career, she has worked with Plácido Domingo, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Monica Mancini (Warner Bros., 1998)
  • Dreams of Johnny Mercer (Concord Jazz, 2000)
  • Cinema Paradiso (Concord Jazz, 2002)
  • Ultimate Mancini (2004)
  • I've Loved These Days (Concord, 2009)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coveney, Janine (1 August 2004). "Monica Mancini - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Lopez, Steve (16 September 2014). "Ginny Mancini gives back to the music that nurtured her". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Merli, Melissa (28 March 2008). "Monica Mancini joins Hamlisch, UI Jazz Band at Krannert". The News Gazette. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Monica Mancini | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 

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