Stay tuned for details on Jane’s new album Guter Hund : Irische Frau to be released September 2016!
Jane Mangini spent her formative years as a musician in Boston where she attended Berklee College of Music and played keyboards with bands in the local music scene. Early on she connected with singer/songwriter/band leader Rick Berlin, and joined his group Berlin Airlift. She continues her collaboration with Rick to this day.
Her professional musicianship, complemented by her extraordinary sound design, got her the gig at 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, Jane 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 continues to perform live with TSO on their annual holiday tour.
2003 was a very 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 by the same name 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 August 2015, picks up where O’2L left off with 11 tracks written, arranged, performed and produced by Jane, featuring her signature sound design, racing keyboards, evocative melodies and a great sense of humor.