Two-time Grammy Award Winning Pianist Alan Broadbent performs at JazzFest Falmouth 2014 on Sunday, September 28th, 4 pm – 6 pm, Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540. $20 for Highfield Hall members, $25 for non-members. See JazzFestFalmouth.org for tickets and information.
Alan Broadbent (piano)
Don Falzone (bass)
New Zealand born pianist, arranger, and composer Alan Broadbent began his career with Woody Herman's band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral. He was soon invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose and Johnny Mandel. He was part of Natalie Cole's famous "Unforgettable" CD and toured as her pianist and, eventually conductor. He wrote an orchestral arrangement for her second video with her dad, "When I Fall In Love," which won him his first Grammy. Broadbent won his second Grammy for an orchestral accompaniment written for Shirley Horn. He has been nominated for Grammys twice for best instrumental performance as a soloist and with his trio. Broadbent is Diana Krall's conductor for her occasional orchestra concerts and he is the conductor on her "Live in Paris" DVD. He has recently been the arranger on Glenn Frey's CD, "After Hours", and wrote six string arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney's "Kisses On The Bottom" with the London Symphony. ...