Alan Broadbent

A highly regarded, Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and arranger, Alan Broadbent is a lyrical and melodic post-bopper who has cited Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Nat "King" Cole, and Red Garland as some of his favorite pianists. Along with his own jazz recordings, Broadbent is an in-demand arranger, having made his reputation as vocalist Natalie Cole's pianist and conductor in the '90s. Since then, he has balanced his love of small-group jazz with larger arranging and conducting work for a bevy of marquee performers.

Raised in New Zealand, he moved to Boston in 1966 to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After staying on the road with Woody Herman (for whom he was a writer, arranger, and soloist) from 1969-1972, he settled in Los Angeles. Broadbent went on to work as a sideman for Chet Baker, tenor saxmen Warne Marsh and Gary Foster, and singer Irene Kral...

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Albums featuring Alan Broadbent

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