Trombonist and Musical Arranger
After 21 years of performing, leading and arranging for various Air Force
Bands, George retired from active duty in the United States Air Force in 2004
and settled in Anchorage, Alaska. George and his family has since relocated to
SW Florida in 2006 to devote his time to teaching, arranging and performing.
George keeps a busy performing schedule traveling to Orlando, Tampa, Miami
and all points between to play with various name performers to include the
Temptations, The Four Tops, Bernadette Peters, Jerry Lewis, Frankie Valli,
Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Bobby Vinton, Johnny
Mathis and Connie Francis. He also performed the Nutcracker with the Miami
Ballet,Led Zeppelin's Rock Symphony. Geroge has also played many Broadway
tours to include "White Christmas", "The Drowsy Chaperone" and most
recently the Broadway Blockbuster "Wicked". He is also quite active in the
Latin music scene and has performed with Salsa stars Ray De La Paz, Anthony
Cruz, Luisito Ayala, and Edgar Joel. He also performed in Calgary at “Latin
Expo 2007” with Michael Stuart and Latin Explosion. George is also the
Principal Trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony, does many arrangements
for the Symphony and is the Trombonist at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
in Fort Myers, FL. George started his music career at the young age of 5,
taking music lessons with his father and keyboard extraordinaire George M.
Mancini. After High School he received a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee
College of Music and attended school in Boston for 2 years. After this, George
joined the AF to pursue his performing career. Over the years, George has
performed with Branford Marsalis, Jeff Watts, Donald Harrison, Claudio Roditi,
Steve Turre and at the Sitka Jazz Festival with jazz great Paquito D’Rivera. He
has also been featured on the cover of “Jazz Player” magazine, a featured
performer at the Sitka Jazz Festival and a player and arranger on many CDs.
These include his own CD entitled “Alone Together”, which is available on www.
cdbaby.com. Other notable CD’s are Greg Holloway’s “Play Therapy”, and
Kerry Maule’s “Snapping Turtle Swing Band” and Latin Grammy award winner
Lannie Battistini's "Hands in Motion Latin Jazz". George teaches all styles
with a focus on jazz improvisation. George is available for clinics and festivals.
George W. Mancini