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Jean Mancini Gough & Jazzin' About Town consists of seasoned jazz professionals who believe that music is the ultimate form of communication, crossing all boundaries between it's listeners. Depending upon your needs and space, they can perform for you as a full group or as small an ensemble as 2 players, voice and piano or guitar.
Jean and her group connect with the audience through songs which display an exciting variety of sounds and temperaments, ranging from heartfelt ballads, spirited swing tunes, bossa nova and bebop to contemporary tunes.
Jean Mancini Gough is a versatile and experienced vocalist, having performed a wide range of genres from jazz, pop, and gospel to opera, oratorio and religious classical literature. She has appeared extensively as a jazz stylist, classical recitalist and sacred repertoire soloist, crossing genres with with both technical and stylistic ease. Her smooth and sultry jazz style has made her a favorite of audiences around New England.
Tom Herbert, sax/flute began his studies with the great Boots Mussulli and recorded early on with the Milford Youth Orchestra. He went on to study at and graduate from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Composition and Jazz Arranging. Tom traveled with the famous Wayne Cochoran and the CC Riders, serving as saxophone and principal musical arranger. Tom played with many road bands out of Miami in the late 70’s and early 80’s. After returning to the New England area, Tom become a much sought after player on the jazz, blues, and funk scene. He has played with numerous New England bands including Wilbur and the Dukes, Panache, Shakey Steve and the BlueTones, The Groove Street Band, OCJQ Organic Chem Jazz Quartet, Linda Dagnello Jazz Quartet and now with Jazzin’ About Town.
Ted Knowlton, jazz pianist, has had a life-long devotion to piano. He served as house pianist in major Boston hotels and restaurants over the years including the Ritz, the Royal Sonesta, the Copley Plaza, and in numerous lounges throughout metropolitan Boston. With technique reminiscent of the style and chords of Bill Evans, Ted brought his expertise to the Berklee College of Music, spending a lengthy tenure on the jazz piano faculty. Ted thrills audiences with his creative and sensual piano stylings.