AEA Sessions: Nick Mancini – Vibes Solo

Nick Mancini’s powdery piece

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini performs an improvisational vibraphone solo in a haze of powder in this AEA Session. With every key coated with baby powder, each bar strike causes the ascension like clouds with the hit of the mallet. Captured with a pair of N8s, the spaced mics are covered with a pair of the NUVO Windscreens that protect the ribbon from the exploding powder.

Watch Nick Mancini perform “Vibes Solo”
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Behind the Scenes

  • NUVO N8 - Vibes
  • NUVO Windscreen
  • RME Fireface UFX Coverters at 96k/24bit
About The Artist

Vibraphonist and composer Nick Mancini began his professional career as a drummer, at the age of 15. His undergrad studies earned him degrees from Schenectady County Community College and The Crane School of Music at Potsdam. He moved to NYC and graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a masters degree in jazz performance; a recipient of the President’s Award scholarship.

After 10 years of honing his art as a performing and recording musician in NYC, he relocated to Los Angeles. He has performed and recorded with such diverse luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Charles Fambrough, Harvey Mason, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Peter Erskine, Poncho Sanchez, Kenny Werner, New York Voices and Jennifer Holliday to name a few; and at notable venues such as The World Famous Apollo Theater; Showtime at the Apollo, Birdland NYC, the Aspen Music Festival, Fasching Jazz Club (Stockholm), Ford Amphitheater, Angel City Jazz Festival, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Catalina Jazz Club, The Blue Whale, Vibrato, Zipper Hall, Vitello’s and virtually every jazz venue in Los Angeles.

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