Musician Profile Search Results: “arranger”

Anthony Coleman II

Anthony Coleman II keeps his feet on the ground and his horn in the sky. Paramount for Anthony is the idea of respect; respect for the roots and traditions of Jazz, which earned him a spot in the inaugural class of Dave Brubeck, Don Byas,...

Antonio Ciaccas Harlem Jazz Collective

Reviving, Reliving what Monk, Dizzy, Bird started. Antonio Ciacca's Harlem Jazz Collective is a group of killing musicians who live in/around Harlem and just want to Swing! Every Saturday night at the historic Minton's Playhouse they...

Bill Finegan

Bill Finegan, an architect of the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller later traded in commercial success to co-create the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, which produced music that still stands as some of the most experimental of the...

Bill O'Connell

A native New Yorker who studied classical music at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Early in his career, he played in various salsa and jazz settings that set the tone for his musical style. In 1977, he joined salsa great Mongo...

Bob Belden

One of the most adventurous arrangers of the 1990s and 2000s, Bob Belden took the music of Puccini, Prince, and (with the most success) Sting, and turned it into jazz. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1978, he was...

Caiphus Semenya

Caiphus Semenya - arranger, composer, bandleader, vocalist Caiphus Semenya is one of South Africa’s foremost musical directors and composers, dedicating a lifetime of work as a performer and arranger of African music. Semenya left South...

Chris Walden

Four-time Grammy nominated German composer/arranger/conductor CHRIS WALDEN has scored more than 40 feature and TV films, and has written more than a thousand orchestral and big band arrangements for artists including Christina Aguilera,...

Don Redman

Don Redman is considered the first jazz composer/arranger by many. He was also the first musician with both the inspiration and academic knowledge for this style of music. In short, he invented jazz writing for the big band, not only...

Don Sebesky

Don Sebesky is best known as house arranger for many of producer Creed Taylor's Verve, A&M, and CTI productions; the man whose orchestral backgrounds helped make artists like Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, Freddie Hubbard, and George Benson...

Ed Puddick

Arranger and leader of the Ed Puddick Big Band. Formed in 2004 and one of the leading jazz ensembles in the UK.

Ed Roth

Sought after arranger and session musician, Ed Roth, is breaking out on his own with the release of a debut self-titled album, joined by many of his jazz contemporaries. Playing acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3 organ, Ed Roth...

Edgar Avenir

College Level Professional at 21 Travelled abroad Session player Male Filipino

Ernie Wilkins

Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr. was a jazz arranger and writer who also played tenor saxophone. He might be best known for his work with Count Basie. He also wrote for Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to that he was...

Fletcher Henderson

The bands Fletcher Henderson led in the 1920s and 1930s were vitally significant incubators of new developments in jazz. Henderson played a key role in bringing improvisatory jazz styles from New Orleans and other areas of the country to...

Henri Gerrits

Henri Gerrits - Trombonist/Composer/Arranger Henri studied trombone at the Enschede Conservertory in the 80’s. 10 years after that he studied arranging- & composing with Joan Reinders and graduated in the 1999’s. After his study he...

Ill Poetic

Ill Poetic is the Girl Talk of Cincinnati with a voice of his own. We are proud to present the new hip-hop representation. An artist whose inspirations in album production range from Trent Reznor to Jay Dilla, Ill Poetic distributes his...

Jack Cortner

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Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern - pianist, composer (1885 - 1945) A colossus of the American Musical Theater, Jerome Kern was born in New York City on Jan. 27, 1885. His first music teacher was his pianist-mother. He later studied at the New York College of...

Jimmy Deangelis

DeAngelis began playing American jazz in French clubs, his unique sound allowed him to arrange many famous recordings. His peers credit him for elevating the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a solo instrument. DeAngelis was influenced by...

Joel Barbosa

MM (Line Writing Arranging) BM (Composing and Conducting) BM (Trumpet) Music Education

John Stephens "CooBlue Ensemble"

JOHN STEPHENS Experienced, versatile composer, arranger, conductor, producer, performer with a command of woodwind instruments and a broad range of musical styles. Plays alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones, flute, clarinet and...

Johnny Mandel

The eventful career of Johnny Mandel is grounded by a thorough background in music that has resulted in his being acclaimed in the pantheon of American composers, arrangers, record producers and songwriters. His is a career that has had...

killer BOB

The formation of killer BOB was an accident. When a friend (visual artist Gavin Gamboa) of drummer Max Jaffe came to New York City to play a show, he asked Jaffe if he had a group that wanted to play. Jaffe said yes, although no such group...

Lars Beijbom

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Little Worlds

Little Worlds is dedicated to innovative reinterpretations of the Mikrokosmos collection. Written by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, Mikrokosmos, or Little Worlds, was originally intended as a progressive study of piano...

Malcolm Edmonstone

Malcolm Edmonstone is a jazz pianist and arranger, born in Perth, Scotland in 1980. In 1998 he moved to London to study with Simon Purcell and Pete Churchill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now professor and a key...

Manny Albam

Manny Albam - arranger, As a jazz composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, in a career that spanned seven decades, Manny Albam worked with some of the most celebrated jazz performers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan...

Marty Sheller

marty sheller was born in Newark (pronounced “new-urk”), New Jersey, on March 15, 1940. His first instrument was snare drum, which he took up in school at age 10. “I had a definite affinity for the drum,” he recalls. “I always...

Matso Limtiaco

Matso Limtiaco (b. 1963) majored in Music Education as an undergraduate. After a brief period teaching public school music, he earned his MA in music theory/composition at Washington State University in 1990. He spent six years teaching...

Matt Dickey

Matt Dickey is a guitarist, composer/arranger and engineer based in NYC. As an undergrad, he studied with Dave Stoltz (of the Dickey Betts Band) and Bob Carabillo at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Currently, he is a grad student in NYU's...

Matthew Herbert Big Band

Matthew Herbert began experimenting with aleatoric processes while studying drama at Exeter University in the early 1990s. He gave his first public performance in 1995 as Wishmountain, reportedly using a bag of crisps as an instrument. Two...

Mike Kaplan

Mike Kaplan (arranger/tenor saxophone) envisioned the Nonet as a unit combining the strength, cohesion and varied tonal colors of a big band with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an...

Nate Lombardi

As long as I can remember I’ve been attracted to music with funk and soul. It started with Stevie and expanded quickly to Hip-Hop. Now living in heart of Harlem I don’t have to look far; its all around me. I am a big fan of all the...

Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle - arranger (1921 - 1985) Nelson Riddle was one of the greatest arrangers in the history of American popular music. He worked with many of the major pop vocalists of his day, but it was his immortal work with Frank Sinatra,...

Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson needs to be reconsidered by music listeners for what he was - one of the most significant jazz voices of his generation, and an important big band composer and arranger of the 1960s. Perhaps the skill he mastered most keenly...

Paul Vesco

A musician and entertainer for most of his life, Paul Vesco started accordion lessons at the age of 3. As a teenager taking up the popular instrument of the day, guitar, and eventually moving to organ, Paul gained local notoriety as a...

Principles Sound

Principles Sound is a jazz world band, led by Pino D’Eri - bass, Dario Chiazzolino - guitar and Gianni Branca - drums. Following the demise of their first album – Lost in the Jungle, Principles Sound established the musical ensemble in...

Ray Ellis

In a career that began in the mid-1950s, Ray Ellis arranged the music for “Standing on the Corner" and “Moments to Remember" for the Four Lads; “Splish Splash" and “Dream Lover" for Bobby Darin; “Everybody Loves a...

Robert Lingnau

Graduate music arranger and composer that works for a wide array of styles and ensemble sizes.

Serge Bogdanov

Jazz Arranger and Baritone Saxophonist. Band Leader of Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra

Sherry Hackney Cade

Many arrangements and orchestrations for singers and instrumentalists with ensembles up to 80-piece orchestra for live performances. Visit www.sherryhackneycade.com to hear original compositions.

Skip Lombardi

Berklee, 1969 Mus. B. 2 years in the house band at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas, 12 years in the house orchestra at Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT. Original Broadway productions of Annie, Shenandoah, Going Up, Very Good Eddie, Five...

Sonny Burke

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, composer and arranger Joseph Francis “Sonny” Burke studied piano and violin as a child. He later switched to the vibes, which would become his signature instrument. He began playing in dance bands at an...

Steve Weisberg

Steve Weisberg, born 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, is a composer/arranger/pianist and international recording artist/producer. In the 80's, after studying with Michael Gibbs at Berklee College in Boston, Ma., he recorded the XtraWatt/ECM...

Sy Oliver

Melvin James (Sy) Oliver,was one of America's great jazz composers and arrangers of the big band era, and a musician who had a significant impact on American popular music. Sy Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Dec. 10, 1910. His...

Tadd Dameron

Tadd Dameron as a composer and arranger was the man who in the 1940s and ‘50s was among the first to use the sometimes raw and undisciplined devices of the then- new style of jazz called bebop in well-developed arrangements for big bands...

The NICE Jazz Trio

The NICE Jazz Trio is a quiet blending of vibes, jazz guitar and acoustic bass that delivers interesting and satisfying sound to listeners in a variety of sophisticated performance venues. Known for its delicate presentation of song form...

Tutti Camarata

Though his name was never out front, Tutti Camarata played an important role as an arranger during the big band era and conducted studio orchestras for many top vocalists. A trumpet player, Camarata studied music at Julliard. He worked as...

W.C. Handy

William Christopher Handy, known as “the father of the blues,” was the first person to notate and publish blues songs, and is recognized for integrating blues elements into ragtime, which was a seminal form of jazz, changing the course...
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