One of the biggest influences on my musical career is Chuck Mangione.
Chuck Mangione is a jazz flugelhorn player, composer, and conductor who is best known for his hit single "Feels So Good" and his work as a bandleader. Mangione was born in Rochester, New York in 1940 and began playing the trumpet at an early age. He attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where he studied classical music and jazz. Mangione's career took off in the 1970s with the release of his album "Feels So Good," which featured the hit title track and became a major commercial success. Mangione has recorded and performed with a variety of musicians over the years and has released numerous albums as a bandleader and as a solo artist. In addition to his work in jazz, Mangione has also composed music for film and television, and he has conducted orchestras around the world. He is now retired from public life, but his music lives on.