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Nick Mancini

The Next Step

April 14, 2024

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Experience an unforgettable evening of jazz with the incredibly talented Vibraphonist/Marimbist and Composer, Nick Mancini. Sunday April 14th at 7:30pm.

Jazz series curated by Greg Porée


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Nick Mancini, vibraphone & marimba

Larry Koonse, guitar

Vardan Ovsepian, piano

Francis Ojeda, bass

Christian Euman, drums

Nick Mancini's journey in the world of jazz is nothing short of remarkable. Starting his professional career as a drummer at the young age of 15, he has evolved into a virtuoso vibraphonist and composer. His dedication to jazz led him from the upstate NY music scene to the bustling streets of NYC, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music, earning a master's degree in jazz performance.

Mancini's career truly took flight when he found his musical home in the vibrant LA creative music scene. He has left an indelible mark in the industry, earning accolades and recognition from peers and audiences alike. DRUM Magazine's Reader's Poll even named him "Best Jazz Percussionist" on vibes.

Throughout his illustrious career, Nick Mancini has shared the stage and collaborated with an array of musical luminaries, from Arturo Sandoval to Kamasi Washington. His performances have graced legendary venues in both New York and LA, including the Apollo Theater and Birdland. Mancini's festival appearances span the globe, from Scandinavia to Australia, making him a truly international artist.

Not only is Nick Mancini a dynamic performer and composer, but he is also a dedicated educator. He is the incoming Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Tulsa, beginning in the Fall of 2024.

Join us for a jazz-filled evening with Nick Mancini at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Tickets range from $12 to $35, ensuring an accessible and enjoyable musical experience for all. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic of this accomplished artist as he takes you on a journey through the captivating world of jazz. Grab your tickets now for an unforgettable Sunday night!

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