Jeff Mangone is a full-time professional player and teacher of string bass, bass guitar, and tuba. Jeff has played virtually every style of music in local, national, and international venues in a professional career that began in 1972. He is currently the principal bassist of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Music on the Edge, Latshaw Pops, Pittsburgh Baroque Orchestra, and the PBS “My Music” Series. He is also a substitute bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed and/or lectured at every Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium and is the only freelance bassist to be so honored. His active jazz career includes concerts, touring, and recording with artists that include Ken Karsh, Joe Negri, Opie Bellas, Bo Wagner, Donna Groom, Latshaw Productions, Julia Eglar, Richard Stoltzman, Vic Damone, Rosemary Clooney, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops, and countless others. Since 1979, he has served on the faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music. He has also served on the faculties of the Slippery Rock University Department of Music-1997 to 2009, the Indiana University of PA Department of Music-1990-1997, and the West Virginia University Department of Music-1978 to 1987. Many of his former students have gone on to careers in orchestras, jazz groups, touring Broadway musicals, and recording studios throughout the United States and the world. Jeff serves as personnel manager of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and acts as the musical contractor for several arts organizations. He is married to violist/violinist, Jennifer Gerhard who serves as principal violist of all of the same musical ensembles!
Education & Training
- BS, Duquesne University