Life Member. Composer
4/23/1939 – 7/25/2018
by Jon Burlingame
Patrick Williams, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer-arranger-conductor, died of complications from cancer July 25 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 79.
Williams, known to friends and fellow musicians as “Pat,” was a highly respected and beloved figure in both New York and Hollywood musical circles. His jazz albums earned 19 Grammy nominations (winning twice) and his television scores earned a total of 22 Emmy nominations (winning four times). Continue reading
Wednesday, April 6
@ AFM Local 47, 817 Vine St. Hollywood
Patrick Williams, composer of original scores for over 65 films including BREAKING AWAY (for which he received an Oscar nomination), SWING SHIFT, CRY-BABY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, as well as TV series’ such as COLUMBO, LOU GRANT, THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and THE BOB NEWHART SHOW, will demonstrate the process of conceiving an original music arrangement, Wednesday, April 6 at the Musicians Union in Hollywood as part of a continuing monthly series sponsored by ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers) called “First Wednesdays.” Continue reading