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That Mancini Magic

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mac Frampton
Now in his 40th season as a concert pianist, Mac Frampton, a native of South Carolina, credits his durability to a continuing evolution as a performer. He started his career in the Seventies as a solo pianist, later adding a rhythm section of bass and percussion, a combination that earned the Mac Frampton Triumvirate hundreds of college concerts. In the Eighties, Mac began to produce a variety of revues, including tributes to George Gershwin and to the music of the Thirties & Forties. In the Nineties his attentions turned to larger ensembles, first an acclaimed production entitled Music of the Night, and then The Hollywood Hills Orchestra, founded in 1995. More recent productions include a tribute to the music of the Seventies, and Mac’s latest production, Fanfare For The American Hero, honoring those who give it all to keep us safe. Along the way, Mac has released over 25 recordings. Mac and his wife Nancy, parents of two grown sons, live in Atlanta with their six cats.

Skip Lane
Skip Lane is perhaps the most sought after musician in his home of Atlanta, Georgia. For all the right reasons! His resumé of accomplishments is vast, including recordings with Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Kenny Rogers, Andy Williams, Ray Stevens, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, and hundreds more. He has toured with Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis, and Tom Jones. And for over fifteen years he was Henry Mancini’s solo saxophone player, performing worldwide. Mr. Lane is an Emmy Award winning composer and arranger, and is constantly in demand as a clinician and teacher.

Cecil Welch
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Cecil graduated from Georgia Tech and was immediately chosen to be principal trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. When Henry Mancini heard Cecil perform at one of his concerts, he hired Mr. Welch, and for the next two decades Cecil traveled the world with Mr. Mancini as his solo trumpeter, performing everywhere from The Hollywood Bowl to The London Philharmonic. Mr. Welch has produced two notable recordings and is in constant demand as a soloist with orchestras and for audiences the world over.

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