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Nick Mancini- The Next Step

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$30/$40 at the door (subject to availability)
Nick Mancini- vibes/marimba
Larry Koonse- guitar
Vardan Ovsepian- piano
Ahmet Turkmenoglu -bass
Christian Euman- drums
Nick Mancini’s journey in the world of jazz is nothing short of remarkable. Starting his professional career as a drummer at the young age of 15, he has evolved into a virtuoso vibraphonist and composer. His dedication to jazz led him from the upstate NY music scene to the bustling streets of NYC, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music, earning a master’s degree in jazz performance.

Mancini’s career truly took flight when he found his musical home in the vibrant LA creative music scene. He has left an indelible mark in the industry, earning accolades and recognition from peers and audiences alike. DRUM Magazine’s Reader’s Poll even named him “Best Jazz Percussionist” on vibes.

Throughout his illustrious career, Nick Mancini has shared the stage and collaborated with an array of musical luminaries, from Arturo Sandoval to Kamasi Washington. His performances have graced legendary venues in both New York and LA, including the Apollo Theater and Birdland. Mancini’s festival appearances span the globe, from Scandinavia to Australia, making him a truly international artist.

Not only is Nick Mancini a dynamic performer and composer, but he is also a dedicated educator. He is the incoming Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Tulsa, beginning in the Fall of 2024.


April 12
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Grape


The Grape
2733 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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