The unlikely and continuing musical journey of a lifetime … so far
Guest Column by Gregg Field, 2018 Emmy Winner: Outstanding Music Direction, “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress – Gershwin Prize for Popular Song”
Gregg Field holds his Emmy for his musical direction on “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Poplar Song.” A multiple Grammy winner, this marks Field’s first Emmy win. [Courtesy Gregg Field]
I had no idea how or why as a teenager I fell in love with Tony Bennett’s music. It happened sometime in the early seventies. I was a young kid playing drums in my high school jazz band in the San Francisco east bay area with all the dreams of making it as a pro someday.
Tony Bennett would regularly appear two or three times a year at the Fairmont hotel Venetian Room in San Francisco. Whenever he was in town, I would drag my girlfriend, who would have much preferred to be at the Fillmore to Tony’s buttoned down, coat and tie concert. Continue reading
Made In Hollywood Honors For Television 2016 – AFM Local 47 Electronic Media Division Administrator Gordon Grayson, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Recording Musicians Association International President Marc Sazer, AFM Local 47 Vice President Rick Baptist. Not pictured: AFM Local 47 Secretary/Treasurer Gary Lasley. (Photo: Linda A. Rapka)
The 4th Annual Made In Hollywood Honors For Television awards honored this year’s Emmy-nominated shows produced in California and the Los Angeles area in a star-studded program the morning of Sept. 7, 2016.
Representing AFM Local 47 were AFM Local 47 Vice President Rick Baptist, Secretary/Treasurer Gary Lasley, Electronic Media Division Administrator Gordon Grayson, and Recording Musicians Association International President Marc Sazer. Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth represented the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, which co-sponsors the MIHH awards.
Musicians were proud to celebrate the many productions that were also scored here in the state. Check out the list & full story at listen-la.com!
Congratulations to all the Los Angeles AFM Local 47 members who received 67th Annual Emmy Awards nominations, and to all of the talented L.A. musicians who performed on an impressive 50 of this year’s nominated series, commercials & TV specials!
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View the full list of Local 47-scored nominees at listen-la.com!
Congratulations L.A.-musician Emmy winners and nominees!
by Linda A. Rapka
Local 47 composer Bear McCreary took home his first Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music at the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his work on “Da Vinci’s Demons,” scored here in Los Angeles.
File photo by Linda A. Rapka
A friend to our local scoring community, composer Bear McCreary was honored by the Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles in February 2011 for his efforts in keeping orchestral music alive in film and TV. The composer earned his first Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Da Vinci’s Demons” at last month’s awards ceremony