Dave Mancini

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate, Mancini’s versatility as a drummer and percussionist has garnered him appearances with such diverse artists as Chuck Mangione, Eddie Daniels, Urbie Green, Marvin Stamm, Jeff Tyzik, Don Menza, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Rosemary Clooney, Diahann Carroll, Maureen McGovern, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and Bob Hope. From 1971-1981 Dave was a member of the percussion section of the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra. In the early 1980’s he spent a year and a half performing, touring, and recording with Maynard Ferguson. In 2003, Dave was invited to be the drummer for the Maynard Ferguson Alumni Band, which performed in Boston to celebrate Maynard’s 75th birthday.

As the touring drummer for Doc Severinsen and conductor Jeff Tyzik, Dave Mancini has performed with the majority of symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada including The Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, New York pops, Vancouver Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony.

Dave is in great demand as an artist/clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company, Yamaha Drums, and Vic Firth, Inc., presenting hands-on workshops and master classes at numerous colleges and public schools around the country each year.

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