Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from a dynamic duo – career paths and highlights, a few stories along the way, and music!
Recording artist and double-Grammy nominated vocalist Monica Mancini and Producer, Musician, educator, 7 time Grammy winner, and Latin Grammy “Producer of the Year” Gregg Field
Wednesday, April 19th
11:30 a.m. networking, 12 noon Buffet Brunch, 12:45 p.m. Program
$35 Members & Students / $45 Non-Members
$10 Program Only, No Lunch
Catalina’s Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Concord Records recording artist and double-Grammy nominated vocalist MONICA MANCINI, daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
She began singing early on as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus, which led to a successful career in the Los Angeles studios, where she appeared on countless film scores and recordings with such notable artists as Placido Domingo, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson. Her debut CD, simply titled Monica Mancini was the companion to her PBS television special, Monica Mancini: On Record.
Monica released her fifth album I’ve Loved These Days – a collection of classic 60s songs featuring collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, and Take 6, arranged for full orchestra.
To celebrate the release of the USPS Henry Mancini Commemorative Postage Stamp, Monica kicked off an extensive 60-city tour, followed by sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Boston Symphony Hall and Tanglewood with John Williams and the Boston Pops. In October of 2016, Monica made her debut at the famed Apollo theatre in New York to help celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday .
Composer John Williams writes: “Monica Mancini brings her talent, musicality and most of all, love to the music, and proves that the passage of musical genes didn’t stop with the Bachs, Strausses or Ellingtons!”
Seven time Grammy winner, and Latin Grammy “Producer of the Year”, GREGG FIELD is one of the most musically diverse and highly sought-after producers, musicians and educators in music.
World class musicians and singers alike, a veritable who’s who of the music world including Michael Buble, Pharrell, Barbara Streisand, Alejandro Sanz, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Placido Domingo, Garth Brooks, Juan Luis Guerra, James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Alejandro Fernandez, Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder, Mark O’Connor, Tim McGraw, Jason Mraz, Ray Charles, Seal, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Count Basie, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Barry Manilow, LeAnn Rimes, John Williams, Steve Miller, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Koz, Phil Ramone, Sean Combs, Brian Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Johnny Mathis and Carole King are among his many musical collaborators.
At age 24, Gregg toured with Count Basie as his drummer from 1980 through 1982, Ella Fitzgerald from 1985 through 1986 and Frank Sinatra from 1991 through 1995. He can be heard on Sinatra’s historic, multi-platinum Duets and Duets II recordings. Gregg has performed with major symphonies worldwide including London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, Pittsburgh and the National Symphony in Washington D.C. and has been invited by President’s Obama and Bush to perform at the White House. Gregg has appeared on 64 Grammy-nominated recordings, 12 of which have been awarded the coveted Grammy.
In 2016, Gregg produced the Billboard #1 Bluegrass album “Coming Home” by the O’Connor Band. The album was also Grammy nominated for the 2017 Bluegrass “Album of the Year”. Gregg also produced the 2015 Grammy winning recording “Life in the Bubble” for the Gordon Goodwin “Big Phat Band”. Among his recent recordings are Michael Buble’s #1 Billboard album “To Be Loved”, Alejandro Fernandez #1 Billboard album “Confidencias”, Gloria Estefan’s “The Standards”, Jason Mraz’s “Love is a Four Letter Word”, Barbara Streisand’s “What Matters Most”, and Arturo Sandoval’s “Dear Diz, Everyday I Think of You” .
In 2013 Field received five Latin Grammy nominations including nods for “Album of the Year” and “Producer of the Year”, winning three Latin Grammys including “Best Engineered Album”. In 2010, Field was awarded the coveted “Producer of the Year” Latin Grammy. Recently Gregg produced the Gloria Estefan / PBS TV Special “The Standards” as well as the Library of Congress’ “Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” honoring Carole King. He is a regular music producer / director for the “In Performance at the White House” series for PBS and produced the Emmy nominated PBS Great Performances “We Love Ella” special. Gregg is also a regular producer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic-Hollywood Bowl summer series and in October of 2016 produced the famed Apollo Theatre’s “Ella -100 Birthday Celebration” and is a Vanity Fair magazine contributor.
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