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As one of the top Vibraphone players in the Los Angeles area, Nick Mancini has performed and recorded with such noted musicians in the jazz, pop and classical world as Kenny Werner, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Charles Fambrough, Bob Hurst, Jennifer Holiday and Leon Fleisher. He was recently honored by the Los Angeles Annual Vibe Summit for his contributions to the L.A. Jazz scene. Yotam Rosenbaum got a chance to sit down and chat with him about that and more!

An Exclusive Interview with Nick Mancini (click here for the audio)

Nick Mancini on VibesIn case you’ve missed it, we’ve been interviewing several jazz artists that will be gracing the “airwaves” when earbits launches this summer – monster after monster, like bass-master Damian Erskine, and Blood, Sweat and Tears’s Jens Wendelboe.  Today, we caught up with L.A.’s finest vibraphonist, Nick Mancini.

For those of you not in the know, Nick is the epitome of a “jazz monster”.  His sound is solely his own, his chops are blinding, and his between-song banter makes his already fantastic jazz performances equally entertaining comedy shows.  He has a killer new album out called N:ow, which will be available for sale on this site later this year (or email him on Myspace and tell him you want one badly).  Nick plays L.A.’s top venues with some of its best musicians – Otmaro Ruiz, Robert Russell, Dave Wood, Nate Wood (no relation), Jimmy Branly, Russ Spiegel, Matthias Bublath, and our own Yotam Rosenbaum.