Peter Matz

Peter Matz distinguished himself as one of the foremost musical director/arranger/composers in every medium of entertainment. He was honored with three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, two Tony Award nominations, a Clio Award, and an Academy Award nomination. His original scores for countless feature films and television movies also earned him additional awards, nominations and critical acclaim.

Born in Pittsburgh (1928), he studied chemical engineering at UCLA and played assorted woodwinds in local dance bands during his spare time; following graduation, he traveled to Paris for two years to soak up the city's music scene, and in 1954 went to New York to study piano and music theory. His first job was as rehearsal pianist for Harold Haerlen's musical House of Flowers; that engagement led to a position as arranger/orchestrator on Arlen's next project, Jamaica, which starred Lena Horne


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Albums featuring Peter Matz

1 record