Henry Mancini Similar Artists

Esquivel - 100% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Juan Garcia Esquivel, 20 January 1918, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 3 January 2002, Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. Although he was a huge inspiration for the revival of ‘lounge’ or ‘easy listening’ music in the 90s, Esquivel in fact began recording his heavily orchestrated pop muzak four decades earlier. Although none of his recordings from this period cha Read more

Nelson Riddle - 92% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 88% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Disco Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Michel Legrand - 85% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 February 1932, Paris, France. Legrand grew up in a musical environment - his father was an orchestra leader and film composer - and studied formally at the Paris Conservatoire. In the 50s he was an active pianist but was most successful as an arranger. Later in the decade he moved to New York and continued to arrange, but now with a strong orientation towards the contempo Read more

John Barry - 81% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 80% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Les Baxter - 80% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1922, Mexia, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1996, Palm Springs, California, USA. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist he turned to popular music as a singer, and at the age of 23 he joined Mel Tormé’s Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw re Read more

Herb Alpert - 71% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA. A trumpet player from the age of eight, Alpert proved an exceptional arranger, songwriter and entrepreneur. In collaboration with Lou Adler, he wrote Sam Cooke’s hit ‘Wonderful World’, then turned to production, enjoying successes with surfing duo Jan And Dean. After a short-lived partnership with Lou Rawls and a fa Read more

Hugo Montenegro - 69% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1925, New York City, New York, USA, d. 6 February 1981, Palm Springs, California, USA. An accomplished and prolific composer, arranger and orchestral conductor for film music. After two years in the US Navy where he arranged for Service bands, Montenegro graduated from Manhattan College and entered the record industry in 1955. He served as staff manager to André Koste Read more

Bernard Herrmann - 64% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Martin Denny - 63% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1911, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 March 2005, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, USA A pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor, Denny trained as a classical pianist and toured with various bands before moving to Hawaii in 1954. The story goes that while playing in the Shell Bar of the alfresco Hawaiian Village nightclub in Honolulu, he began to incorporate the sounds of Read more

Nino Rota - 63% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1911, Milan, Italy, d. 10 April 1979, Rome, Italy. Rota was a prolific composer for films from the early 30s to the late 70s. A child prodigy, he wrote an oratorio and an opera before he was aged 15. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and, later, at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, eventually becoming its director from 1950-78. Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 62% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Jerry Goldsmith - 60% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Dave Grusin - 59% match to Henry Mancini

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 June 1934, Littleton, Colorado, USA. Grusin played piano semi-professionally while studying at the University of Colorado, and almost abandoned music to become a veterinary surgeon (he later stated, ‘I’m still not sure I made the right decision, a lot of dead cows might still be alive today if I hadn’t gone to music school.’) His musical associates at Read more


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