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About Gary Mancinelli

Gary Mancinelli
Gary Mancinelli
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Wayne, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Piano
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music ( Jazz Studies) From William Paterson University
Performance Experience: 50 years of live and studio performances, Toured the U.S . Asia , South Africa, England and Europe. performances in the tristate area NYC Venues , AC Casinos, Pocono resorts, Weddings and private parties.
Teaching Experience: 20 years of teaching Students of all ages 4 to 80
Teaching Philosophy: I try to give my student a good over all knowledge of their instrument. playing technic and posture, a knowledge of reading and writing music also the theory of melody, rhythm, and harmony . musical phrasing , good practice skills. I try to make it fun . all this so the student can grow in their desired direction.

Get to know Gary Mancinelli

I began performing in bands at age 14.

Graduated the famed William Patterson University with a B. A. in Jazz studies.

I studied under Thad Jones ( mentor and teacher, co leader of the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Orchestra) and with other great pianist such as  Sir Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, Barry Harris , Walter Norris and Gary Kirkpatrick.

I performed with such great artist as Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, Elvin Jones, Billy Hart, George Mraz and Mel Lewis.

After a short tour with Ray, Goodman and Brown in 1988 I joined Gerald  Alston’s ( lead singer of The Manhattans) band for his solo tour in 1989 where we did a British Isles tours with Natalie Cole and a 6 week   European tour withWhitney Houston. We Then Toured Japan , Jamaica and The U.S.
In 1993 The Manhattans reformed  and I came right along with Them. Touring South Africa in 1996 and 1998 which produced a live performance gold CD from the 1996 tour. For which I received a award for the recording going Gold In South Africa, I have played at Madison Square Garden, BB Kings club, the Apollo Theater, and Radio City Music Hall.
I currently play in the New Jersey area and can still be seen on the PBS special "My Music: “Soul of the 70s", where I conducted the orchestra  for The Manhattans performance of “You are My Shining Star”.

I also continues to write, Produce, Record Mix Audio and perform in The New York  Metropolitan area.

In 2006 I Joined the band Pulse Productions , performing  at local venues, AC Casinos , Private party  and I have been teaching private students for over 15 years.

Gary Mancinelli teaches at:
661 Hamburg Tpke Unit 5
Wayne, NJ 07470
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