Van Alexander has a remarkable history. Van and Ella Fitzgerald co-wrote the nation’s No.1 hit, A-Tisket. A-Tasket. He has scored 22 full length feature films and hundreds of television segments. He received three separate Emmy nominations for The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (series), Gene Kelly’s Wonderful World of Girls (a special), and The Golddiggers Chevy Show (series). His credits include composing and conducting for NBC’s 50th Anniversary Show, A Closer Look, Dom De Luise specials, the 1969 Emmy Awards, and The Guy Mitchell Show (series). Van served as arranger and assistant conductor for eight years on The Dean Martin Show.
John Clayton, President of ASMAC, has written and arranged music for Dee Dee Bridgewater (including her Grammy award winning CD, “Dear Ella” (Verve), Natalie Cole, Milt Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Dr. John, and many others. John is also a part of the Clayton Brothers Quartet, which he co-leads with his brother, reed player Jeff Clayton. Both brothers, along with Jeff Hamilton, co-lead the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
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