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Jazz Birthday #23: Alan Broadbent | April 23, 2013

Alan Broadbent credit:  allaboutjazz.com

Alan Broadbent
credit: allaboutjazz.com

New Zealand-born pianist, composer and arranger Alan Broadbent is best known for his recordings with Natalie Cole and Charlie Haden’s Quartet West.

At the age of 19, Alan received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he joined join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger.

Broadbent is Diana Krall’s conductor for her occasional orchestra concerts and is the conductor on her “Live in Paris” DVD.  More recently, he wrote six string arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney’s “Kisses On The Bottom” with the London Symphony.

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