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Roger Kellaway

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A virtuosic pianist whose phenomenal technique competitors Dick Hyman’s, Roger Kellaway’s function in commercial configurations before the 1980s resulted in him being initially overlooked within the jazz globe. He performed piano and bass at the brand new Britain Conservatory (1957-1959) and also left school to try out bass with Jimmy McPartland. Switching completely to piano, Kellaway found experience dealing with Kai Winding, Al Cohn/Zoot Sims, and Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer (1963-1965). He documented numerous players, including Ben Webster, Maynard Ferguson, Wes Montgomery, and Sonny Rollins, and in 1966 shifted to LA where he used Don Ellis’ innovative orchestra. Kellaway became Bobby Darin’s musical movie director, worked within the studios (his piano can be noticed playing the theme of most in the Family members), had written film scores, attempted electric keyboards, used Tom Scott, and documented with his well-known (but mainly non-jazz) Cello Quartet. Although he gigged locally with Zoot Sims and Harry “Sweets” Edison, it had been not before middle-’80s that Kellaway began playing jazz almost full-time. His many information since that time (for Concord, All Artwork, Stash, and Chiaroscuro) verify his impressive abilities.

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Full Name Roger Kellaway
Profession Pianist, Film Score Composer
Education New England Conservatory of Music
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella
Music Groups The Russian Jazz Quartet, World's Greatest Jazz Band
Music Songs Morning Song, 9000 Days, Remembering You, Shosholoza, I'll Follow the Sun, Saturnia, Jorjana, On Your Mark Get Set; Blues, The Fall of Love, Invasion of the Forest, Jorjana #2, Sweet and Lovely, Jorjana #8, Creole Love Call, Step Right Up, A Place That You Want to Call Home, Memories of You, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Double Fault, Same Old, Same Old, Crazy She Calls Me, Love Walked In, America the Beautiful, Un Canto Per La Pace, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair?My Reverie, Say That Again, Madiba's Theme, Siyalinda, Ukunqoba, Up a Lazy River, Sunrise, Am I Blue
Albums Cello Quartet, The Roger Kellaway Trio, A Jazz Portrait of Roger Kellaway, The Art Of Interconnectedness, In Japan, Remebering Bobby Darin, Meets the Duo, Some O’This And Some O’That, Inside & Out, Cleopatra's Dream, Soaring, Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Eleven, Heroes, Stride!, I Was There: Roger Kellaway Plays from the Bobby Darin Songbook, Live at the Jazz Standard, Roger Kellaway, Say That Again, Concord Duo Series, Volume One - Life's A Take, British-American Blue, Solo Piano, A Day Late And A Dollar Short
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song Score
Movies Satan's Mistress, Evilspeak, The Silent Scream, The Mafu Cage, The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and His Child, A Star Is Born, Paper Lion, Legacy


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Invictus 2009 conducted by / orchestration by
Beyond the Sea 2004 music arranger / orchestrator
Breathless 1983 composer: additional music
Archie Bunker's Place 1979-1983 TV Series composer - 97 episodes
Evilspeak 1981 conductor
Atlantic City 1980 musician: electric piano - uncredited
All in the Family 1971-1979 TV Series composer - 195 episodes
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 conductor
The Mafu Cage 1978 musician
Legacy 1975 musician: keyboards
The Legend of Hillbilly John 1972 conductor
The Scorpio Letters 1967 TV Movie musician: piano - uncredited
Mickey One 1965 musician: piano

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manon - Le cri d'un ange 2010 Documentary
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer 2010 Documentary
Journey of the Heart 1997 TV Movie
Satan's Mistress 1982
The Two Lives of Carol Letner 1981 TV Movie
Evilspeak 1981
Jaws of Satan 1981
Running Scared 1980
The Silent Scream 1979
The Dark 1979
The Mafu Cage 1978
Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress 1977 TV Movie
The Mouse and His Child 1977
A Star Is Born 1976
Legacy 1975
I Told 'Em Exactly How to Do It... 1974 Short
M*A*S*H 1972 TV Series 1 episode
The Legend of Hillbilly John 1972
All in the Family 1971 TV Series 13 episodes
The Psychiatrist 1970 TV Series 1 episode
Paper Lion 1968

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Core 2003 "Weren't You the One"
Drowning Mona 2000 writer: "Jeans On"
Reggie 1983 TV Series music - 1 episode
Running Scared 1980 music: "YOU BRING ME LUCK"
The Silent Scream 1979 lyrics: "I Love You Baby, Oh Baby I Do" / music: "I Love You Baby, Oh Baby I Do"
Archie Bunker's Place 1979 TV Series "Remembering You"
Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress 1977 TV Movie music: "The Days Have No Names"
The Mouse and His Child 1977 music: "Scat Rat", "Much in Little", "Tell Me My Name" / performer: "Scat Rat"
All in the Family 1971 TV Series music: "Remembering You"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boboquivari 1971 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score A Star Is Born (1976)


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