This Day in History: 1940-11-29

Chuck Mangione, American flugelhornist and composer, at 18 led The Jazz Brothers ensemble, when senior at Eastman, recorded his first album as leader (Recuerdo), taught jazz in public schools in Rochester, in NYC played in big bands of Woody Herman, Kai Winding, Maynard Ferguson and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (replaced Lee Morgan in 1965), member of the National Gallery band (1967), returning to Rochester, formed his own group and switched to flugel, wrote hit tune in 1970, released Feels So Good in 1977, wrote many important themes for tv, won dozens of Grammys, taught at Eastman (1968-70), born in Rochester, New York.

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