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Chuck Mangione
NYP99031206 - 11 MARCH 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Jazz legend Chuck Mangione cradles his horn and smiles with satisfaction after just having enthralled the crowd at Madison Square Garden with his rendition of The Star Spangled Banner preceding the New York Knicks Victory over the Washington Wizards 98-86 on March 11. iw/Ralph Ginzburg UPI
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Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione (pronounced /mændʒiˈoʊni/; born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player and composer who achieved international success in 1977 with his jazz-pop single, "Feels So Good." Mangione has released more than thirty albums since 1960.

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Mangione and his pianist brother Gap led the Jazz Brothers group which recorded three albums for Riverside Records. He attended the Eastman School of Music from 1958 to 1963, and afterwards joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for which he filled the trumpet seat, previously held by greats such as Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, and Lee Morgan.

In the late sixties, Mangione was a member of the band The National Gallery, which in 1968 released the album Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee. Mangione served as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972, and in 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love, recorded in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous guest performers.

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