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  • Clarence McDonald Wins BMI Songwriter of the Year Award

    Sep 10, 10 • 1116 Views • Blog, In the News

    Friday September 10, 2010 we got the BMI Songwriter of the year Award for “Everything To Me” performed by Monica. It was a gal evening at the Pantages Theater with Will.i.am closing the show with Usher. What a good time we had and I got a chance...

  • From Harlem to Hollywood

    Van Alexander’s Autobiography Wins an Award

    Jun 27, 10 • 969 Views • In the News

    Van Alexander’s autobiography “From Harlem to Hollywood” has been awarded a Certificate of Merit from ARSC – the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Congratulations Van! This book is available on Amazon...

  • ASMAC president John Clayton wins GRAMMY

    Feb 10, 10 • 931 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC is proud to report that its president John Clayton won a GRAMMY on Feb 10 for his arrangement of “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” for the Queen Latifah album “Trav’lin’ Light”. Congratulations!...

  • Laguna Beach Music Festival Press Release

    Jan 18, 10 • 945 Views • Blog, In the News

    Laguna Beach Music Festival unwraps new music, explores inspiration between film and music. Music of Paul Chihara, Philip Glass, Steve Reich showcased in 8th annual festival12.31.2009 – LAGUNA BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL January 18-24, 2010 Laguna Beach...

  • Chuck Fernandez – CD Reviews

    Dec 1, 09 • 1114 Views • Blog, In the News

    Here are some reviews of ASMAC Board member Chuck Fernandez: American Record Guide review of Sentimental and Animated, November/December 2009 Issue Fernandez: Ratso Scherzo; Tone Poem; Oboe Concerto; Songs from a Child’s Point of View; Animatus Eventus;...

  • Van Alexander’s Cartoon

    Jun 17, 09 • 953 Views • Blog, In the News

      “This is the piano I used for 9 years of weekly Dean Martin TV shows.&#...

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen quits LA Phil.

    Jun 17, 08 • 1005 Views • Blog, In the News

    The music director and cundoctor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that he will step down at the end of the 2008-09 season to devote more time to composing. According to Brian Drake, a French horn player and 28-year orchestra member, Salonen said he...

  • ASMAC President John Clayton Honored by LA Jazz Society

    Oct 22, 06 • 851 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC is pleased to announce that our President, John Clayton, Jr. was honored with the Jazz Tribute Award by the Los Angeles Jazz Society on October 22, 2006. He was honored along with his co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton. We at...

  • ASMAC Board Member Jorge Calandrelli Wins Grammy

    Feb 11, 06 • 875 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC board member Jorge Calandrelli won a Grammy on Feb 11 for his arrangement of “For Once In My Life” for Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder. ASMAC member John Williams won two Grammys as well...