Bob Freedman

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BOB (ROBERT M.) FREEDMAN ARRANGER GRAMMY AWARD winner (shared w/Quincy Jones, for Overture Part 1 from THE WIZ motion picture sound track album) Nominated for three additional GRAMMY AWARDs

Arranged for: HARRY BELAFONTE ARTHUR BLYTHE BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM RUTH BROWN RON CARTER CHANTICLEER MAYNARD FERGUSON CONNIE FRANCIS NNENNA FREELON SERGIO FRANCHI MARVIN HAMLISCH HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA LENA HORNE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BILLY JOEL MICHELLE LEE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY HERBIE MANN WYNTON MARSALIS DAVID NEWMAN MAKOTO OZONE REBECCA PARRIS DIANNE REEVES RENEE ROSNES JOYA SHERRILL CARLY SIMON PAUL SIMON PHOEBE SNOW SARAH VAUGHAN GROVER WASHINGTON, JR BOBBY WATSON JOE WILLIAMS

MUSIC DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR LENA HORNE HARRY BELAFONTE Associate Conductor of Broadway musical RAISIN Substitute Music Director/Pianist for The MERV GRIFFIN Show MUSICAL THEATRE Co-orchestrator (with Al Cohn) of Broadway musical RAISIN which won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album Orchestrated MISS MOFFAT: Miss Moffat starred BETTE DAVIS, DORIAN HAREWOOD, NELL CARTER and DODIE GOODMAN and was directed by JOSHUA LOGAN. The show closed in Philadelphia, prior to reaching Broadway, due to Miss Davis’ inability to endure the rigors of the stage. Other shows orchestrated include A BROADWAY MUSICAL (directed by GOWER CHAMPION), A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM (by Christopher Durang), DADDY GOODNESS, NEFERTITI, ARTHUR: The Musical (Goodspeed Opera House production) and KING OF SCHNORRERS Re-orchestrated RUDOLPH FRIML’s operetta THE VAGABOND KING for the HOUSTON OPERA COMPANY Orchestrated CHARLES STROUSE’s opera NIGHTINGALE Arranged and orchestrated music for numerous productions at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

FILM Arranger and on-screen conductor for ONE TRICK PONY (w/Paul Simon) Co-Arranger/Conductor of the motion picture soundtrack to THE WIZ Co-Arranger for soundtrack to Neil Jordan’s film, THE MIRACLE Orchestrated source music for CHINA SYNDROME (w/Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon) Orchestrated source music for FOR LOVE OF IVY (w/Sidney Poitier) Orchestrated source music for THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN (w/Alan Alda)

TELEVISION Arranged theme music for ABC’s World News This Morning, Monday Night Football, Monday Night Baseball and the Indy 500 Arranged theme music for the CBS daytime drama CAPITOL Arranger/Composer/Conductor for musical specials starring SAMMY DAVIS, GEORGE KIRBY, LENA HORNE, and HARRY BELAFONTE Orchestrator/Composer/Conductor for the cartoon series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MOUSE Orchestrator/Conductor for the Disney cartoon series RESCUE RANGERS Conducted string orchestra for Wynton Marsalis’ special appearance on the David Letterman Show Composer/Arranger for hundreds of radio and television commercials

COMPOSER THE JOURNEYS OF ODYSSEUS, a jazz suite for chamber orchestra THEME FOR TERRY, recorded by the Herb Pomeroy Orchestra CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET AND ORCHESTRA AND WE LISTENED, recorded by Maynard Ferguson TURN THE WORLD AROUND, performed by Harry Belafonte on world tours and with The Muppets on The Muppet Show PORK CHOP, recorded on the Ron Carter’s Great Big Band CD

RECORD PRODUCER Co-produced Sony CD "Aria" for GROVER WASHINGTON, JR Produced two Columbia CDs of NNENNA FREELON Co-produced Japanese Victor CD of MAKOTO OZONE Produced debut CD of DENNIS SPEARS

PERFORMER Baritone Saxophone with WOODY HERMAN Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet for DUKE ELLINGTON in the original Chicago production of Ellington’s show MY PEOPLE and one night as a sub with Ellington at basin Street East in NYC Alto Saxophone with HERB POMEROY Orchestra Piano with the SERGE CHALOFF Sextet Piano with the VIDO MUSSO Quintet Piano with the JOHNNIE LONG Orchestra Piano with the GROVER WASHINGTON, Jr trio and quartet on his "Aria" CD Piano (on "A Night In Tunisia") with Miles Davis on his "Miles Davis at the Hi-Hat/Boston" CD

EDUCATOR Faculty member at BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, September 1982 through June 1985 Chairman of Arranging Department at Berklee College Of Music, June 1985 through August 1992 Clinician at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Jazz Department, March 1994

ALSO - - - - Conductor/Arranger for a series of concerts by HARRY BELAFONTE with the following orchestras: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Cincinnati Pops Orchestra* *The Cincinnati concerts were conducted by Maestro Erich Kunzel Birmingham (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra Ravinia (Illinois) Festival Orchestra Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra Buffalo (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra

Contributing Arranger for Beth Sholom Congregation Spring Concerts Contributing Arranger for Minnesota Cabaret Pops Orchestra Arranger/Conductor for Japanese JPOP group SMAP Arranger/Conductor for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre Arranger for the NBC Super Bowl XXX Pep Rally Arranger/Conductor/Clinician at Saalbau Concerts Aarau, annual jazz festival in Aarau, Switzerland (April 2001). ************************************************* Some Other Projects: DICK JOHNSON 2006 CD, "Star Dust & Beyond - A Tribute to Artie Shaw" Principal arranger/conductor CHANTICLEER’s 2007 Christmas CD Arranged "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Feliz Navidad" ANNIE The Broadway Musical, 2008, 30th Anniversary cast album Co-orchestrator AMANDA CARR 2009 CD, "Common Thread" Co-arranger RON CARTER CDs, "The World of Ron Carter" Co-arranger "Dear Miles" Co-arranger "Ron Carter’s Great Big Band" CD, arranger-conductor "Jazz & Bossa" CD, arranger “When Skies Are Grey” CD, arranger “The Golden Striker” CD, arranger



Music:

Title Genre Level Price
And We Listened Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $65.00
And We Listened (Maynard version) Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $65.00
Blunique Jazz Ensemble ADV $70.00
I Can Dream, Cant I ? Vocal Jazz INT/ADV $2.25
Sweet Emma Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $65.00
The Duke Jazz Ensemble INT $55.00
The Duke Little Big Band INT $55.00
You and the Night and the Music Saxophone INT/ADV $35.00



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