Jeffrey MangoneAdjunct Professor, Double Bass/Bass Guitar
Mary Pappert School of Music
School of Music 319
Education:B.S., Music Education/Double Bass/ Bass Guitar, Duquesne University, 1976
Jeff Mangone is a full time player and teacher of string bass, bass guitar, and tuba. He has degrees and studies in music education and music performance from the Duquesne University School of Music. As a player of string bass, bass guitar, and tuba, Jeff Mangone has played virtually every style of music in local, national, and international venues in a professional career that started in 1972. He is currently principal bassist for the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, PA Chamber Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Music on the Edge, Latshaw Pops, Pittsburgh Baroque Orchestra, and the PBS "My Music" Series. His active jazz career includes concerts, touring, and recording with artists including Catch 22, Ken Karsh, Joe Negri, Opie Bellas, Daphne Alderson, Bo Wagner, Donna Groom, Ann Feeney, Latshaw Productions, Julia Eglar, Richard Stoltzman, Vic Damone, Rosemary Clooney, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops, and countless others. Since 1979, he has served on the faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and the University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Music. He has also served on the faculties of the Slippery Rock University Department of Music-1997 to 2009, the Indiana University of PA Department of Music-1990-1997, and the West Virginia University Department of Music-1978 to 1987. Dozens of his former students have gone on to careers in orchestras, jazz groups, touring Broadway musicals, and recording studios all over the United States and the world.