- Roger Kellaway
Roger Kellaway (born
November 1, 1939) is an American composer, arranger, and pianist. Born in Waban, Massachusetts, he is an alumnus of the New England Conservatory. Kellaway has composed commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, and jazzbig band, as well as for film, TV, ballet and stage productions. As a composer/arranger, he has received two prestigious honors — a 1976 Oscar nomination for Best Adaptation Score for the film "A Star Is Born", and the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangementfor the album "Memos from Paradise". As a pianist, Kellaway has performed and recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians, such as Lena Horne, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Cole, Yo-Yo Ma, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones, Melanie, Joe Beck, Henry Mancini, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and jazz bassist Red Mitchell. Kellaway is perhaps best known for his "Cello Quartet" recordings in the 1970s...Not forgetting The Singers Unlimited.
For the TV sitcom "
All in the Family" (later known as "Archie Bunker's Place"), Kellaway wrote and played the closing theme — "Remembering You".
On November 07 and 08, 2008 Kellaway will serve as band leader and pianist during the "
Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl" concerts by Van Morrisoncelebrating the forty year anniversity of the acclaimed album that was released in November 1968. Featured also are bassist Richard Davisand guitarist Jay Berlinerwho were two of the original musicians.
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* [http://www.rogerkellaway.com/bio.htm Biography page on the Roger Kellaway website]
* [http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/alumni/alumni_profiles/profiles/kellaway.htm New England Conservatory page on Roger Kellaway]
* [http://www.allinthefamily.net/soundfiles/remem1.rm RealAudio format sample of "Remembering You"] — 25 seconds
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