Happy Birthday Johnny Mandel - a Big Band Celebration at Feinstein's At Vitello's

Joey uploaded this event on November 1, 2014


Feinstein's At Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA


Fri, November 21, 2014
8:00 pm




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Johnny Mandel
Johnny Mandel



Johnny Mandel is considered one of the nation’s top composer/arrangers in jazz, pop, and film music. The breadth and quality of his work made it possible to be recorded by a wide variety of jazz musicians and singers.

Mandel’s parents discovered that he — at the age of five — had perfect pitch, and started him on piano lessons. He eventually moved on to playing horns (“I wanted to play an instrument you could kiss,” he is quoted as saying), studying at the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard School, both in New York City. In the 1940s, he played the trumpet with Joe Venuti and Billy Rogers, and trombone in the orchestras of Boyd Rayburn, Jimmy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Georgie Auld, and Chubby Jackson....

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