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Mike Mangini

2005: Set new official W.F.D. record at 1,203 single stroke hits in 1 minute - at NAMM. This year.
2004: Set new official W.F.D.'matched grip' world's fastest hands record at 1,180 single stroke hits in 1 minute - January17, 2004 at NAMM show in Anaheim, CA measured by the Drumometer.
2003: Made top 5 in Modern Drummer Magazines and Drum Magazines top 3 best clinician category, Zildjian ZBT line-including Trashformer cymbal, wins in Modern Drummer gear review pole, Mike broke the W.F.Ds official traditional grip with sticks fastest hands World Record of 1,116, with 1,126 beats in 1 minute at the summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN, Mike appointed to Berklee College of Musics Education committee for the Percussion Dept.

2002: Zildjian releases: Mike Mangini Signature Series Drum Sticks & Trashformer Effects Cymbal (Mike Designed.) Broke own Single Stroke-Bare Handed Hits in 60 Seconds World Record of 1,079 with 1,138 on April 17th in Barrie,ONT., G# Live DVD goes Platinum, Chris Emerson tourist goes top 30, plays on Dawsons Creek.
2001: Broke Single Stroke-Bare Handed Hits in 60 Seconds World Record of 870, with 1,079 on March 16, 2001 during a drum clinic at the Drum Pad in Palatine, IL. (The with Sticks record was 1,071)

2003-1997: Was chosen to perform as a clinician at the following Drum Festivals which included- PASIC (USA), Modern Drummer (USA), *NC Day of Percussion (USA), *Drum Daze (USA), *Montreal Drum Festival (Canada), Ultrecht Music Fair (Holland), *Expromusica (Mexico), *Berklee College Percussion Week, Cascio Drum Festival,(USA), Vancouver Drum Festival (Canada), RIT Drum Festival, *Toledo drum Festival. * Was the Closing Performer.
2000,1999: Made Top 5 Best Progressive Drummer in All Readers Poles in N. America and Europe; (Mikes Books), Rhythm Knowledge Volumes 1 & 2 finished #2 as well.

1999 & 1997: Was nominated for Grammy Awards in the Best Rock Instrumental Category on Steve Vais Windows to the Soul and For the Love of God.

1998: Was made Honorary Member of the West Sweden Drum Association.

1996: (Joined Steve Vai Band)

1995: Was added to the Boston Tower Records- Walk of Fame (Sidewalk Star) with Multi-Platinum Rock Band Extreme, Waiting for Punchline goes Gold

1994: (Joined Extreme)

1989: Won Bostons Best Drummer in the 1st Annual Bostons Best Rhythm Section Contest.

1981: Won 1st Chair in the NAJE All-East U.S.A. Orchestra, 1st Chair in the All-Massachusetts Concert Band, 1st Chair in the All-Mass. Jazz Ensemble, 1st Chair in N.E. District Concert Band, 1st Chair in the N.E. District Jazz Ensemble; was given the Special Citation awards at the UNH Jazz Festival, the NAJE Jazz Combo Festival, the Mass. All-State Jazz Ensemble Competition and the Mass. NE District Jazz Ensemble Competition; was given the Waltham High School Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the John Philip Sousa Concert Band Award.

1980: Won 1st Chair in the All Massachusetts Concert Band, 1st Chair in N.E. District Concert Band; was given the Special Citation awards at the UNH Jazz Festival, NE District Jazz Ensemble Competition, the Berklee College Jazz Festival; was given the Waltham High School Music Honor award.

1978: Was given Waltham, MA Junior High Band Directors award.


2003-2001: is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, tours as an International Clinician, has a private teaching business in Boston, MA.

1998-1987: Taught as a private teacher (U.S.A.) in Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

1997: Wrote the Internationally sold books- Mike Manginis Rhythm Knowledge Volumes 1 & 2.


2002-1993: Toured with- Steve Vai (2 World Tours), Extreme (1 World Tour), Annihilator (1 Canadian and European Tour). Toured the United States Only with Dale Bozzios Missing Persons (2 tours-1995,2002).

2003-1994: Has Toured as a solo act performing Drum clinics/concerts sponsored by: Pearl Drums , REMO drum heads, Shure Microphones, Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks.

RECORDING MUSICIAN (International Artist releases only)

Steve Vai: The Ultimate Steve Vai Anthology, Steve Vai Archives 3, Live in an Ultra World, The 7th Song, Ultra Zone, G3 Live, Merry Axemas, Fire Garden.; James Labries Mullmuzzler: Keep it to Yourself, Mullmuzzler 2; Mike Keneally: Sluggo; Extreme: Waiting for the Punchline, Unconditionally EP, Running Gag EP,; Nuno Bettencourt: Schizophonic; Annihilator: Set the World on Fire, Sal Difusco: Great Exploits, Nevertheless, Chris Emerson Tourist

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