Concord Records recording artist and 2005 double-Grammy nominee Monica Mancini, has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the London Metropolitan Orchestra. She is the daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini and the notable studio singer Ginny O’Conner Mancini.
Monica began singing early on as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus, which led to a successful career in the Los Angeles studios, where she recorded on countless film scores and recordings, with such notable artists as Placido Domingo, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson. Her debut CD, simply titled Monica Mancini was the companion to her PBS television special, Monica Mancini: On Record.
Her Billboard chart-topping and double Grammy-nominated CD, Ultimate Mancini features Monica with Stevie Wonder, Take 6, Kenny Rankin, Gary Burton, Joey DeFrancesco, Tom Scott and Plas Johnson paying tribute to her father. On her latest album release, I’ve Loved These Days, she is paired once again with Stevie Wonder, and Take 6, as well as Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, and others performing iconic songs from the 1960s, accompanied by full orchestra.
The New York Times has described Mancini’s rich, expressive voice as “the glamorous vocal equivalent to diamonds flashing.” On her approach to interpreting a song, she says, “I always keep in mind the composers intention because I believe melodies and lyrics are crafted with a definite purpose. I want to bring out the beauty of the writer’s word through music.”
Composer John Williams writes: “Monica Mancini brings her talent, musicality and most of all, love to the music, and proves that the passage of musical genes didn’t stop with the Bachs, Strausses or Ellingtons!”