Henry Mancini

Genres: Action & Adventure Comedy Documentaries Drama Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Horror Instrumental Jazz Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Television Vocals Westerns
Descriptive "tags": soundtrack jazz instrumental easy listening lounge Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Allmusic BBC Music Discography Facebook IMDb Lyrics Lyrics MySpace Songfacts Twitter VIAF Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikipedia YouTube

Biography

Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman, from whom he received some encouragement. In 1942, he became a student at the Juilliard School of Music, but his career was interrupted by military service during World War II. Immediately following the war he was hired as pianist and arranger by Tex Beneke, who was then leading the Glenn Miller orchestra. Later in the 40s Mancini began writing arrangements for studios, prompted initially by a contract to score for a recording date secured by his wife, singer Ginny O’Connor (of the Mel-Tones).

Mancini was also hired to work on films (the first of which was the...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Henry Mancini


Find products featuring
Henry Mancini
Email alerts for products
by Henry Mancini
Email Icon
OLDIES.com on facebook
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)