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  • Lalo Schifrin 85th Birthday Concert

    Sep 27, 17 • 267 Views • Blog, In the News

    Music Fund of Los Angeles, Musicians at Play Foundation, and Varese Sarabande present a celebration of composer Lalo Schifrin and his music in honor of his 85th birthday. This will be held on October 7th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.  ASMAC Advisory...

  • Scott Healey Master Class

    Sep 27, 17 • 285 Views • Blog, Master Class Highlights

    Creative freedom to write from your inner self, freedom from structured time and harmonic boundaries was the general theme of Scott Healey’s ASMAC master class held Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at Evergreen Scoring Stage in Burbank CA. Scott, as seen on TV...

  • Frank Capp has passed away

    Sep 24, 17 • 217 Views • Blog, In the News

    Frank Capp, a flexible and consistently swinging drummer who loved nothing more than driving a big band, has passed. As leader of the Juggernaut (a group he co-led with Nat Pierce starting in 1975, until the pianist’s death in 1992), he...

  • ASMAC has an exceptional Master Class this coming Saturday!

    Sep 21, 17 • 279 Views • Blog, In the News

    If you are a composer or arranger, you definitely should be there! This Master Class is by Scott Healy, pianist/composer. (www.bluedogmusic.com) This stuff is VERY deep, very inspirational. The music and effects he gets when orchestrating for his 14-piece...

  • First WEDNESDAYS presents an Orchestrators Night Out

    Sep 13, 17 • 1820 Views • Blog

    Join moderator Liz Finch, Conrad Pope with opening remarks, Dave Slonaker, Richard Bronskill, Tim Davies, Ira Hearshen, Andrew Kinney, Jon Kull, Patrick Russ, and Scott Smalley in an open forum for...

  • Master Class with Scott Healy

    Sep 11, 17 • 1128 Views • Blog

    What do linear harmony, plastic meter, “off the grid” writing, controlled and notated improvisation, spatial and box notation, layered counterpoint have in common? Scott will have the answer! Join ASMAC for an exciting Master Class with Grammy nominated...

  • Video: ASMAC Big Band Competition

    Sep 3, 17 • 377 Views • Blog, For Members Only, In the News, Videos For Members Only

    On July 5, 2017, ASMAC celebrated the winners of the annual Bill Conti Big Band Writers Competition (for under 30 years old musicians). Winners were: Neil Carson, Juan Carlos-Mata Alverez, and Mina Cho. Here is a performance of these 3 winning compositions...

  • Podcast: Grant Geissman Luncheon

    Sep 3, 17 • 192 Views • Blog, In the News, Podcasts - Luncheon

    This ASMAC Luncheon podcast features Emmy-nominated guitarist and composer, Grant Geissman, who was the special guest at ASMAC’s luncheon on July 19, 2017 at Catalina’s in Hollywood. Moderated by composer, arranger, instrumentalist Dan Ferguson, the...

  • Dave Slonaker Big Band at the Lighthouse Cafe

    Aug 24, 17 • 251 Views • Blog, In the News

    The Dave Slonaker Big Band returns to the Lighthouse Café on September 24th I’m very excited to announce for those out-of-town fans and for those in the Southern California area that the Dave Slonaker Big Band will be returning for a performance at...

  • Roger Kellaway & Mike Lang present the Many Moods of McCartney

    Aug 19, 17 • 260 Views • Blog, In the News

      WHEN: September 10, 2017 at 7:00pm WHERE:  Zipper Hall – 200 South Grand Avenue – across from Disney Hall Los Angeles, CA 90012 – Parking @ Disney Hall or MOCA The evening will feature Kellaway’s three-movement concert...