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  • ASMAC Luncheon with Mark Isham

    Apr 16, 08 • 367 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    Mark Isham has always had a talent for crafting evocative new musical worlds. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies and his love of fresh, innovative sonic palettes have earned Isham many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio, in addition to...

  • ASMAC Luncheon: Dynamic Music Partners

    Feb 13, 08 • 366 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    Dynamic Music Partners ASMAC Guests for February by Jeannie Pool Composers Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kris Carter, known as Dynamic Music Partners (DMP) were the guest speakers for ASMAC’s February 13, 2008 luncheon at Catalina’s Bar and...

  • Holiday Party Luncheon – December 17, 2007

    Dec 17, 07 • 855 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    By Jeannie Pool Once again ASMAC celebrated the holiday season with cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, and a  stellar performance by the ASMAC Holiday Trio on December 17, at Catalina’s in Hollywood. The trio included ASMAC President John Clayton on...

  • Motown Sound Panel Luncheon – November 14, 2007

    Nov 14, 07 • 1062 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    The Sound of Motown By Jeannie Pool The American Society of Music arrangers & Composers presented a panel discussion, “The Sound of Motown, from Detroit to Los Angeles” at its monthly luncheon, November 14 at Catalina’s in Hollywood.  Keyboardist,...

  • Michael Feinstein Luncheon – October 17, 2007

    Oct 17, 07 • 840 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    By Jeannie Pool Consummate singer-pianist Michael Feinstein took a moment from his jam-packed schedule to appear as the featured guest at the ASMAC luncheon on October 17 at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.  He was introduced by ASMAC Vice President...

  • Recording Musicians Panel Luncheon – Sept 19, 2007

    Sep 19, 07 • 965 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    By Jeannie Pool The ASMAC luncheon held September 19, 2007 at Catalina’s Bar and Grill featured a panel discussion of veteran Hollywood studio recording musicians, moderated by composer and orchestrator Ira Hearshen.  The panelists were Gayle Levant, harp;...

  • Stu Phillips Luncheon – August 15, 2007

    Aug 15, 07 • 959 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    by Jeannie Pool Stu Phillips was the featured guest speaker at the August 15, 2007 ASMAC lunch held at Catalina’s Bar and Grill in Hollywood.  His talk included stories from his long and varied career, ranging from playing piano in cocktail lounges to...

  • Russ Garcia Luncheon – June 20, 2007

    Jun 20, 07 • 978 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    LEGENDARY ARRANGER RUSS GARCIA SPEAKS AT ASMAC’S JUNE LUNCHEON Announced as the ASMAC guest speaker for June, Rickey Minor from “American Idol” was unable to attend. So who do you ask to take his place at the last minute? Well, at the ASMAC events,...

  • Paul Riser Master Class – Saturday, June 2, 2007

    Jun 2, 07 • 2168 Views • Blog, Master Class Highlights

    On Saturday, June 2, 2007, the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers hosted another of our landmark Master Class series at LA Valley College with lessons and anecdotes from the legendary Grammy Award-winner, Paul Riser, the most prolific...

  • Sylvester Rivers/Chris Walden Luncheon – May 16, 2007

    May 16, 07 • 1319 Views • Blog, Luncheon Highlights

    ASMAC held an “Honor Our Own” luncheon May 16 at Catalina’s in Hollywood, celebrating the successful careers of ASMAC Board Members Sylvester Rivers and Chris Walden. Composer, arranger and orchestrator Jorge Calandrelli introduced Chris Walden as a...