Jane Mangini crushes keyboards. She played in the Boston music scene with local bands before she migrated to Bang Music in New York City, where she wrote award-winning commercial sountracks and jingles.
As a member of the Einstein trio with Boston drummer Jonathan Mover and guitar player Stan Jankowski, she played keyboards and covered the bass parts on Einstein Won (1995) and Einstein Too (2001). Jonathan crowned Jane “the goddess of polyrhythmic playing.”
In 2002, she joined Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a featured band member on stage, as well as on their albums The Lost Christmas Eve (2004) and Night Castle
(2009), which includes two tracks she co-wrote, “Tracers” and CD bonus track “Flight of Cassandra.” She continued to perform live with TSO through 2017.
2003 busy year for Jane. She played keyboards on Oculus Infernum — a Halloween Tale (2003) by Van Helsing’s Curse, a side project of Twisted Sister lead singer, Dee Snider.
She performed on Joe Lynn Turner‘s eighth solo album, JLT (2003). And she collaborated with TSO guitar player, Al Pitrelli, to start a new band called O’2L (pronounced O’Toole), which put out its first album that year featuring 13 songs written and arranged by Jane.
In 2005, O’2L released the acclaimed CD Doyle’s Brunch, written, performed, produced and mixed by Jane. Two years later, in 2007, O’2L released Eat a Pickle, a favorite of Jane’s fans, but no longer available.
Guter Hund, released in 2015, picks up where O’2L left off with 11 tracks written, arranged, performed and produced by Jane, featuring her signature sound design, killer keyboards, evocative melodies and a great sense of humor.
Jane’s most recent album, Irische Frau, was released in 2016.