Panoramic Group Portrait
Phil Kelly has been working on a new CD project,out at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville recently, his first big band jazz album under his own name, “Convergence Zone” which is scheduled for fall release on Origin Records. I got to make a panoramic photo of the whole band on a break out behind the studio. Phil is seated at right.
In addition to more than 40 years as a composer / arranger for film, TV, and other media applications, Phil Kelly has written for bands like Bill Watrous’ NY Wildlife Refuge, the Old Tonight show band , Doc Severinsen, Si Zentner, as well as functioning as arranger/ conductor / drummer for vocalists Buddy Greco, Julius LaRosa, Frank D’Rone, Sylvia Syms, John Gary, Jenny Smith, and Al ‘TNT’ Braggs among others..
Early on in his career, he also logged several years as a jazz drummer with artists such as Terry Gibbs ,Red Garland, and Denny Zeitlin as well as years of work as a studio and recording drummer. In addition to his film and TV writing, He has written music for over 500 national commercials , ESPN, ABC Sports , NFL Films, and industrial films and shows for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, American Airlines and Zales Jewelers.
His website is at http://www.philkellymusic.com/