|Birth name||Charles Frank Mangione|
|Born||November 29, 1940 |
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Instrument(s)||Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Piano, Electric Piano|
|Label(s)||Mercury, A&M, Columbia, Chesky|
Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione (born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player and composer who achieved international success with his jazz-pop single, "Feels So Good" (1978) featuring guitarist Grant Geissman. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The flugelhorn (also spelled fluegelhorn or flügelhorn) is a Brass instrument resembling a Trumpet but with a wider conical bore The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers An electric piano is an electric Musical instrument. The popularity of the electric piano began to grow in the late 1960s, reaching its greatest height during the Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Chesky Records is a Record label aimed primarily at Audiophiles. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The flugelhorn (also spelled fluegelhorn or flügelhorn) is a Brass instrument resembling a Trumpet but with a wider conical bore Feels So Good is a 1977 album released by Chuck Mangione. It contains his only hit single the title song "Feels So Good" which in an edited form Grant Geissman (born April 13, 1953) is a Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz and new age guitarist and an Emmy-nominated composer for Mangione has released more than 30 albums since 1960. 
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Mangione and his pianist brother Gap led the Jazz Brothers group which recorded three albums for Riverside Records. Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Gaspare "Gap" Mangione (born July 31, 1938) is a Jazz Pianist, Composer, arranger, and Bandleader Riverside Records a United States Record label specializing in Jazz, was the raison d'etre for Bill Grauer Productions He attended the Eastman School of Music from 1958 to 1963, and afterwards joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for which he filled the trumpet seat, previously held by greats such as Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, and Lee Morgan. The Eastman School of Music (also known more simply as The Eastman School, Eastman, or ESM) is a music conservatory located in the Arthur (Art Blakey ( October 11 1919 &ndash October 16 1990) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clifford Brown ( October 30, 1930 &ndash June 26, 1956) aka " Brownie," was an influential and highly rated McKinley Howard (Kenny Dorham ( August 30, 1924 - December 5, 1972) was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Singer William Franklin Hardman Jr (1933&ndash1990 was an American Jazz Trumpeter and Flugelhornist who chiefly played Hard bop. Lee Morgan ( 10 July, 1938 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania &ndash 19 February, 1972 in New York City) was an American  Mangione served as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972, and in 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love, recorded in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous guest performers. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO is an American Orchestra based in the city of Rochester Monroe County New York.  His quartet with saxophonist Gerry Niewood was a popular concert and recording act throughout the 1970s. "Bellavia", recorded during this collaboration, won Mangione his first Grammy. 
Mangione's composition "Chase the Clouds Away" was used in the 1976 Olympic Games, with a later composition, "Give It All You Got", being used the theme to the Winter Olympic Games of 1980, held in Lake Placid, New York. The Winter Olympic Games are a winter Multi-sport event held every four years Lake Placid is a Village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States.  He performed it live at the closing ceremonies, which were televised globally.  A 1980 issue of Current Biography called "Feels So Good" the most recognized tune since "Michelle" by The Beatles. Current Biography ( ISSN 0011-3344 is an American monthly publication issued by the H " Michelle " is a Grammy Award –winning love Ballad by The Beatles, mainly written by Paul McCartney, which is featured on their The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Recently, smooth jazz stations throughout the United States have recognized Mangione's "Feels So Good" as their all-time number one song.  He raised over $50,000 for St. John's Nursing Home at his 60th Birthday Bash Concert, held at Rochester's Eastman Theatre. Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. The Eastman Theatre is a performance space in Rochester New York at the Eastman School of Music, the professional music school of the University of Rochester 
In addition to music Chuck Mangione has had a recurring voice-acting role on the animated television series King of the Hill. King of the Hill is an American animated series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company In it he portrays himself as a celebrity spokesman for Mega Lo Mart, although his animated form looks much younger than his age would indicate. King of the Hill is an American animated series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company The first episode of King of the Hill featuring Mangione originally aired on Valentine's Day, 1997. Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a Holiday celebrated on February 14 Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The episode featured an original score specifically recorded for the occasion. He continued to appear in episodes, a total of ten more up until 2003.  After a long hiatus, the character of Chuck Mangione returned in a later episode entitled "Lucky's Wedding Suit", in May of 2007. "Lucky's Wedding Suit" is the 213th episode of the FOX Animated television series King of the Hill. A recurring joke is that whatever tune he plays on his flugelhorn inevitably shifts into "Feels So Good" after a few bars.
In the Magnum, P.I. episode "Paradise Blues," Chuck Mangione portrays a fellow night club act along with TC's (Roger E. Magnum PI is an American Television show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a fictional Private investigator Mosley's) former girlfriend. Chuck performs two singles and has lines near the end of the show.