QUESTION / BRIAN O’CONNOR / FIRST WEDNESDAY’S / FILM MUSIC APPS / RUSS GARCIA BOOK/ EVENTS

QUESTION FOR LOCAL 47 MEMBERS

I. MEMORIAL FOR BRIAN O’CONNOR
II. FIRST WEDNESDAYS with Eliot Deutsch and Patrick Williams
III. MASTER IN FILM MUSIC APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED
IV. NEW RUSS GARCIA BOOK
V. EVENTS

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

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•••QUESTION FOR LOCAL 47 MEMBERS•••
“we need to hear from you”

Did you vote “Yes” on the sale of the Local 47 building
but now feel duped by the process and would vote differently
if you had the chance?

Please write and let us know ASAP:
[email protected]

We want to hear from you!

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I. MEMORIAL FOR BRIAN O’CONNOR

BRIAN O’CONNOR
French Horn
December 1951 – March 2016
 
Memorial service:
Saturday March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM

Lutheran Church in the Foothills
1700 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
 
There will also be a Musical Celebration of Brian’s Life at
Local 47 in June. Stay tuned for further details.
 
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the UCLA Neurology
Foundation.  You may send a donation by check or money
order to:
 
Attention: Luba Skoropad
Department of Neurology Finance Office
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
 
Make check payable to: UCLA Foundation
 
Please indicate on the memo line:
“For the research of Dr. Linda Liau.”

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II. ASMAC PRESENTS: FIRST WEDNESDAYS


CONCEIVING  AN ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT
Eliot Deutsch and Patrick Williams

FIRST WEDNESDAY’S
Wed. April 6, 2016 – 7:00pm
ELLIOT DEUTSCH and PATRICK WILLIAMS

 Wednesday April 6, 2016   7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Free Event for members of Local 47 and ASMAC, $10 for guests
AFM Local 47, 817 Vine St. Hollywood CA 90038

Elliot Deutsch is a rising star among young arrangers in
Los Angeles. Patrick Williams is one of the most accomplished
and in-demand arrangers today. They will each present an
arrangement that they have written and recorded and talk
about their process. Come and learn how an accomplished
arranger conceives of his or her unique vision through the
scope of a familiar tune.

PATRICK WILLIAMS

Having composed the music for over 65 feature films,
100 television films, 25 television series, as well as 19
albums and 30 concert works, Patrick Williams has established
himself as one of the most accomplished and prolific
composers in the music industry today. He has received
four Emmy awards with twenty-two nominations and two
Grammy awards with twenty-one nominations, two of
which come from his latest release, “Home Suite Home”. 
He has also been nominated for both an Academy Award
and the Pulitzer Prize in music. He is a recipient of the
Richard Kirk Award from BMI and the Golden Score Award
from the American Society of Music Arrangers and
Composers.


Born in Missouri, Williams grew up in Connecticut and received
a degree in history from Duke University. His first love, however,
was always music, and when he went on to Columbia to study
music composition and conducting, his passion became
his profession. He quickly became busy as an arranger in New
York, and then in 1968, he moved to California to pursue work
in the film and television industry while continuing to write
and arrange jazz albums. Proficiency in composing for
symphony orchestras as well as jazz bands has offered
Williams an opportunity to create a wide variety of works.

Among his critically acclaimed compositions are An American
Concerto, a piece featuring a jazz quartet and symphony orchestra,
for which he received a 1977 Pullitzer Prize nomination; Gulliver,
featuring a symphony orchestra with narrator, for which he received a
Grammy nomination (narration by Larry Gelbart and performed by Sir
John Gielgud); Suite Memories, which features a solo trombone with
symphony orchestra and won a Grammy award; Theme for Earth Day,
an overture, recorded by the Boston Pops; Spring Wings, a double
concerto written by saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist Dave
Grusin with symphony orchestra; Romances, a concerto for jazz
saxophonist Tom Scott and orchestra; A Concerto in Swing for big
band and clarinet, which was dedicated to and premiered by Eddie
Daniels; Adagio for Orchestra composed in 2004; and August
composed in 2005. He recently completed a ballet, “Ziji”, with
choreographer Edgar Zendejas to honor the 60th Anniversary of the
College of the Fine Arts at the University of Utah.

Some of Williams’ big band recordings are considered classics of
contemporary big band instrumentals, such as Threshold for which
he received a Grammy in 1974; Too Hip for the Room, for which he
received a Grammy nomination in 1983; Tenth Avenue which received
a Grammy nomination in 1987 and Sinatraland, a big band tribute to
Frank Sinatra for which he received a Grammy nomination in 1998. In
2006, he received two Grammy nominations for the album Elevation
with Tom Scott and Eddie Daniels.In September 2001, he won an
Emmy for his song, “A Dream That Only I Can Know,” from the film,
Yesterday’s Children. In 2002, he received an Emmy nomination for
his score for “We Were The Mulvaneys” and a Grammy nomination for
“The Theme from Blonde” from the sountrack album for the TV
miniseries Blonde, a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. In 1992, Williams
won the Emmy for the mini-series “Jewels”. He has composed and
arranged themes and scores for television series including The
Streets of San Francisco, Lou Grant, The Days and Nights of Molly
Dodd, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, the Bob Newhart Show, Columbo,
Slap Maxwell, The Tony Randall Show, and the Magician. Recent
television projects include Hercules, starring Sean Astin, The Perfect
Husband: The Laci Peterson Story; When Angels Come To Town and
Finding John Christmas starring Peter Falk; James Patterson’s First to
Die; Power and Beauty;The Thin Blue Lie; The Three Stooges with
Michael Chiklis and A Cooler Climate starring Sally Field and Judy
Davis. Of the 65 plus films Williams has scored in his career, a few
include Breaking Away, for which he received a 1978 Oscar
nomination; All of Me, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Swing
Shift, Cuba, Violet’s Are Blue, Casey’s Shadow, The Cutting Edge,
Cry-Baby, and The Glass Harp. Williams is also an accomplished
arranger with extensive credits. The album, For Ella featuring Patti
Austin, which he co-produced and arranged, was nominated for a
2003 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album. He was chosen by Frank
Sinatra to act as Musical Director/ Arranger- Conductor for his final
studio recordings, Duets and Duets II. He has arranged recordings for
Michael Bublé, Jack Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Paul Anka, Peter Cincotti,
Natalie Cole, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Michael Feinstein, Vince
Gill, Amy Grant, Thomas Hampson, Barry Hay, Monica Mancini, Barry
Manilow, Bette Midler, John Pizzarelli, Brian Setzer, Barbara Streisand,
Traincha, and Russell Watson.

Williams has been a leader in the music education field for many
years, holding posts as Visiting Professor and Composer in Residence
at the University of Utah and the University of Colorado, which
awarded him an Honorary Doctoral Degree. He has performed and/or
lectured at many colleges including Berkeley College of Music,
Cornell University, Duke University, Indiana University, Texas
Christian University, (1993 Green Honors Professor), UCLA, USC, and
Yale University. In May 2001. he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
of Fine Arts from Duke University. He served as Artistic Director of
the Henry Mancini Institute from 2001 to 2006.

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Elliot Deutsch is a busy composer and arranger of large ensemble
jazz music. In its tenth year of performing, the Elliot Deutsch Big
Band has released two albums, played in every major jazz venue in
Los Angeles, and hosted an impressive list of guest stars including
Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel, Ron Stout, and many others.  Deutsch
has written for Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Jane Monheit, Take 6,
Terence Blanchard, and many others. In 2015, Deutsch arranged
several songs for the Kennedy Center Gala “It Don’t Mean a Thing… A
Celebration of Swing” under the musical direction of John Clayton. 
His compositions and arrangements are published by Alfred and
Walrus Music.


Deutsch is also a busy educator, serving on the faculties of Cal Poly
Pomona and Long Beach City College. Deutsch has written numerous
commissions for school jazz bands including USC, Caltech, CSULB,
Cal Poly Pomona, Esperanza High School, and many others. He
lectured on arranging for Middle School Jazz Ensemble at the 2016
Jazz Educators Network National Conference.

Wednesday April 6, 2016 – 7 PM 

FREE for ASMAC/Local 47 members
$10 for guests and students
Free parking.

Meet-up & Check-in: 7:00-7:30 PM.
Program: 7:30-10:00 PM.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  NEW LOCATION
AFM Local 47 – Auditorium
817 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

* ASMAC Members who would like to share music at a
FIRST WEDNESDAYS event,
Contact [email protected]  Attn: Milton Nelson

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NEXT ASMAC LUNCHEON
ASMAC LUNCHEON
Wed. April 20, 2016
11:30am – 2:00pm
CATALINA’S JAZZ CLUB
Special Guest
DAVE BLACK

Check out the ASMAC website – www.asmac.org
to see the new master class, luncheon and interview 
DVD’s in the ASMAC store, to download ASMAC
luncheon podcasts, and more!
JUST ADDED: 

Special Interview with the renowned composer/arranger 
JIMMIE HASKELL

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III. MASTER IN FLM MUSIC APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program
At The
Seattle Film Institute

is still accepting applications to the One year

Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition

Recently rated as the #4 school for film scoring education
in the world by Music School Central and the #2 school
for earning a Masters of Music degree in Film Composition

Study with program creator and lead instructor

Hummie Mann

2 Time Emmy Award Winning film composer of
“Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and featured in
Variety Magazine’s article “Leaders in Learning”

Click here to listen and watch student scores from previous years

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016
school year We offer rolling admissions – applying
early is recommended Scholarship support is
available to early applicants
 

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IV. NEW RUSS GARCIA BOOK

Russell Garcia:   Russell wrote his auto-biography
“I Have Hundreds Of Stories, Some Of Them True”  
before he passed away at age 95 in New Zealand,
on 20 Nov 2011.  The book is out now.

Russell was a world renowned composer-arranger-conductor
who wrote music for over 100 films.  He is known for his
innovative music score for the film “Time Machine”.  Garcia
is also known in both the TV and recording fields and has
composed music for countless TV shows such as, Rawhide,
Twilight Zone, Laredo, The Virginian.  He has recorded many
CDs  in his own right, as well as with stars such as, Louis
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone, Judy Garland,
Oscar Peterson, Julie London, to name a few.  

Garcia has also written 2 best-selling text books The Professional
Arranger-Composer “ Book I and Book II, which have been translated
into 6 languages.  He is known also for his symphonic and classical
works which have been performed by the New Zealand Symphony,
Munich Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, plus countless Radio
Symphony Orchestras throughout Europe.  He was often a guest
lecturer at many universities around the world on Symphonic
Composition Techniques.  Russell and his wife Gina made New
Zealand their home in 1971 while continuing to work in the Music
and Film Industry.  He was awarded the Queens Service Medal
for his service to music in 2009.
(www.buildabetterworldproductions.com)


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V. EVENTS

DEAN AND RICHARD

DEAN AND RICHARD are now playing every third Friday
at Culver City Elks 7:30pm-10;30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584

NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way they
should be.

We are in the back room called the Trailside Room.

Come on down. Guaranteed to swing.

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3/20/16

Peter Erskine returns to roots in fusion/R&B jazz 
new record  release & concert
‘Dr. Um and the Lost Pages’
Fresh interpretations of classics, some originals and some lost songs.
Tickets On Sale Now!

DATE: Sunday March 20, 2016

PROGRAM: 3:00pm  Pre-Show Talk:  MC: Tom Schnabel Educator
Host of Rhythm Planet, KCRW with Peter Erskine and John Beasley

4:00pm Concert

BAND: Peter Erskine – drums, producer and Dr. Um
            John Beasley – piano and keyboards, co-producer
            Benjamin J. Shepherd – bass
            Bob Sheppard – sax
            Aaron Serfaty – percussion

VENUE: MOSS Theatre: free parking, wheelchair accessible, all ages
               3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
 

TICKETS: 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2489104

INFO: [email protected] – 818-632-4868

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3/20/16

Hello Folks!
 
This Sunday, join three fantastic songwriters (and one middling host)
at the upcoming Songwriter’s Square – a music and storytelling show!
 
Sunday Night, March 20th 
Doors open at 6:30PM, Show starts at 7:00PM. 
At the Lyric/Hyperion Theater & Cafe.
 
This month we feature:
 
STEVE BARTON
It’s his last LA show before he moves to Portland! From Translator,
Oblivion Click – “[His solo album ‘Projector’] finds Barton in strong
form, making a record that is homespun, unpretentious and a
reminder of his full powers.” – Huff Post

CINDY LEE BERRYHILL
“A woman of Cindy Lee’s capacity as a lyricist is unique. Her insight
and raw ability to articulate the human dilemma and articulate it in
short order is peerless. Somehow I get the impression she knows her
legacy will outlive her.” -Van Dyke Parks
 
MARVIN ETZIONI
The Mandolin Man returns! Grammy winner, KCSN’s “Master of Song”,
signed to Peer Music, founding member of Lone Justice!

Sunday Night, March 20th 
Doors open at 6:30PM, Show starts at 7:00PM.
Enjoy good food, beer and wine at your seat!
At the Lyric/Hyperion Theater & Cafe. 
2106 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

$15
Or get tickets online in advance for $12
Use the discount code ‘song’ CLICK HERE

Come enjoy an intimate evening with some of the best songwriters in
Los Angeles! The monthly showcase is hosted by BILL BERRY and
features songwriters from country to cabaret, rock to folk and
everything in between. Enjoy a glass of wine and dinner with your
show. Free parking.

More information at billberrymusic.com or at www.lyrichyperion.com.
 
Thank you,
-Bill Berry

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3/24/16

The BBB  featuring Bernie Dresel is back!!
Now with 18 original swingin’ arrangements!

THIS THURSDAY March 24

at 

Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill  in Burbank
from  8:30pm-11:15pm
NO COVER CHARGE!!
No reservations necessary!!

4311 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

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3/25/16

SESSIONS AT THE LOFT:
An Evening with Gary Stockdale

Come enjoy a fun night of irreverant, clever, and provocative
songs from the award-winning composer, Gary Stockdale.
**Warning – Some material may not be suitable for children
Friday, March 25, 7 till 9 PM
General Admission $20/ticket – Limited Seating – Advance Tickets advised: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-gary-stockdale-tickets-21438879265
Appetizers will be provided!
Bring your own beverage – wine is encouraged

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3/31/16

DIANE HUBKA

Thursday, March 31, 2016
@ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Canyon Bistro in Topanga
120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. #119
Topanga, CA 90290
310-455-7800
Diane Hubka – vocalist, guitar
Chili Corder –  guitar
Harvey Barkan, LA JAZZ SCENE  – “Delightful crystal clear vocals,
with a jazz-attitude presentation.” 
All About Vocals – “Hubka has an unaffected style that feels
honest and organic. She truly conveys the story of the lyric” 

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4/6/16

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts/ Jacqueline Suzuki & Susan Svrcek perform RAUTAVAARA Lost Landscapes

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 2, 2016 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
Crescenta Ensemble: Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Lost Landscapes

APRIL 6, 2016
VIOLIN RECITAL
GINASTERA Pampeana No.1, Op.16 (1947)
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Rosa LoGiudice – piano

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series
now takes place in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St.)
Glendale, CA 91206-3701

INFO:
Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email glendalecitychurch.org/
https://www.facebook.com/glendalecitychurch

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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm;
programs subject to change)

APRIL 20, 2016
CRESCENTA ENSEMBLE
TSCHAIKOVSKY Meditation Op.42, No.1
GINASTERA Piano Sonata No.1, Op.22
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Susan Svrcek – piano

CONCERT UPDATES:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

>>>Saturday MARCH 12. 2016 at Noon-1pm
Baroque concert featuring works by
Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell & Scarlatti
BRIAN ASAWA – countertenor
DIANA TASH – mezzo-soprano
ARTHUR OMURA – harpsichord
ALEXA PILON – Baroque cello
http://www.brianasawa.com/
http://www.dianatash.com/
http://www.arthuromura.com/

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5/15/16

LACESMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA

The Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association,
LACESMA, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of promoting
elementary music education in LAUSD with a Gala Event in
the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at
the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday May 15, 2016.

Banquet tickets are $60.00 each and can be purchased by
going to our website at lacesmamusiced.org or by mailing
a check made out to LACESMA to: LACESMA c/o Jeanne
Mitchell, P.O. Box 361 Topanga, CA 90290.

For questions, please email us at [email protected]
At the celebration there will performances by over 100 singers
of the LACESMA Children’s Honor Chorus, some of the 2016
LACESMA Instrumental Scholarship winners, as well as a p
erformance by a celebrity TBA.

We are proud to have Gail Eichenthal, Executive Producer of
KUSC, as the emcee of the Banquet. Please help support
elementary music education in LAUSD by attending this
Gala Celebration! Click here to see the first Promotional
Video Clip of the Gala.

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You can read all previous offerings at:http://www.responsible47.com

UNTIL NEXT TIME,
THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

 

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