Michael J. Mani
History: Michael J. Mani is a native product of the Bay Area’s bustling music scene. Mani spent much of his youth touring as a first-call keyboardist/musical director for artists such as Clarence Clemons, Eric Martin and the Go-Go’s. He soon began collaborating with GRAMMY award winning record producers Walter Afanasieff and Narada Michael Walden. This led to projects with artists such as Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Lou Rawls, Tevin Cambell, Shanice Wilson, Dianna Ross, Mica Paris, The New Kids on the Block and Steve Winwood.
In addition to his lengthy list of album credits, Mani has also written and produced work for countless television and radio commercials, including Taco Bell, Levi’s and Pepsi Cola. Mani continues to work closely with San Francisco’s premiere ad agencies, including Foote, Cone & Belding, Ackerman McQueen Inc., and Disneyland/Casablanca Productions.
Mani has also scored the music for the motion pictures Free Willy, Crooklyn and Street Fighter
Current Credits: Mani has since formed his own production company, SoundWeb, and has written and produced music for Regina Belle, M.C. Hammer, En Vogue and the group Guy.
Recently, Mani completed five animated Hallmark films and was awarded a GRAMMY for his work on Carlos Santana’s Supernatural album featuring Eric Clapton.
Contact: Michael J. Mani
Three Oak Crest Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
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