Orlando Jazz Orchestra - "The Magic of Mancini"

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

"The Magic of Mancini" - The Orlando Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Henry Mancini!

Henry Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995. His best-known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series ("The Pink Panther Theme"), the Peter Gunn Theme from the television series, and back- to-back Academy Awards for the songs "Moon River" from the Blake Edwards film Breakfast at Tiffany's and "Days of Wine and Roses" from the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses.

The program will include many recognizable songs from TV shows and Film as well as arrangements from the libraries of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Tex Beneke and others. This is a rare opportunity to hear these great melodies from one of America's greatest composers.

Musical director, Greg Parnell, is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands. Greg takes what he has learned from performing with these groups and applies it to produce these musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.