Wirechoir featuring... Nick Mancini on Vibes and the Wirechoir Guitar Group... Ken Rosser, Brandon Bernstein, Jimmy Cheesman, Willis Chow, Matt Ritvo, Keegan Anglim, Will Lovell, John Atkinson, and leader Terry Carter
is the reinvention of Tony Rizzi's famous 5 guitar ensemble. The group plays harmonized arrangements of jazz and swing tunes based on the solos of jazz guitarist, Charlie Chrisitan and jazz saxophonist,Charlie Parker solos. Tony Rizzi's original group formed in the 70's and was made up of studio musicians that got together to rehearse, record, and perform these amazing and difficult tunes.
Although the group went thru several line up changes throughout it’s tenure, some of the original guitarists that played in the group were Tony Rizzi, Jimmy Wylbe, Tim May, Grant Geissman, and Mike Rosati with guest soloists such as Barney Kessel and Joe Pass.
Today's group continues the tradition and rehearses every sunday in Los Angeles at Carter's Coyote Pass Studios. The group consists of some of the finest guitar players in the area that includes Ken Rosser, Brandon Bernstein, Jimmy Cheesman, Willis Chow, Matt Ritvo, Keegan Anglim, Will Lovell, John Atkinson, and leader Terry Carter.
Vibraphonist Nick Mancini
, is by his own admission, most at home when behind the vibes and in front of a capacity crowd. As both a vibraphonist and as a bandleader, Mancini enjoys a reputation as one of New York’s most called-upon studio players, trusted bandleaders and kick-ass sidemen. Playing with a maturity that belies his youth, he has accrued both a band and a following that reflects his dual commitment to deep musical exploration and old-school entertainment.