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Alan Broadbent

p, *1947 NZ, Auckland
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz

Alan Broadbent, MNZM [member - New Zealand Order of Merit] was born on April 23, 1947 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a jazz pianist, arranger and composer best known for his work with artists such as Woody Herman, Diane Schuur, Chet Baker, Irene Kral, Sheila Jordan, Charlie Haden, Warne Marsh, Bud Shank, and many others. He studied piano and music theory in his own country, but in the 1960s came to the US to study at the Berklee College of Music. In the 1970s he did both classical and jazz work, but from the eighties onwards he accompanied singers on piano. Later he gained note as an arranger of music and won two Grammies for arrangements he did with Natalie Cole and Shirley Horn.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
I Like You, You're Nice on Cool Jazz For Hot Nights by Various Artists
All My Life on Quiet Is the Star by Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent
I Wish I Knew on You and the Night and the Music by Alan Broadbent
If You Could See Me Now on Developing Story by Alan Broadbent & London Metropolitan Orchestra
Lady In The Lake on Jazz Moods: Jazz By The Fire by Various Artists
Lady in the Lake on Developing Story by Alan Broadbent & London Metropolitan Orchestra
Purple Breeze on Relax at Home for Him by Various Artists
Groovin' High on 'Round Midnight by Alan Broadbent
Serenata on 'Round Midnight by Alan Broadbent
Naima on Developing Story by Alan Broadbent & London Metropolitan Orchestra

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
SongbookGeorgia Mancio, Alan Broadbent2017Album
Developing StoryAlan Broadbent, The London Metropolitan Orchestra2017Album
America The BeautifulAlan Broadbent, The NDR Big Band2014Album
Just One Of Those ThingsAlan Broadbent2014Album
Heart to HeartAlan Broadbent2013Album
From California With LoveThe SSJ All-Stars, Alan Broadbent, Jim Cox, Gerard Hagen, Johnny Holiday, Diane Hubka, Christian Jacob, Leslie Lewis, Sam Most, Dick Noel, Frankie Randall, Sue Raney, Kurt Reichenbach, Dan Sawyer, Tierney Sutton, Pinky Winters, Chris Connor2011Album
Every Time I Think Of YouAlan Broadbent2006Album
Beruhigen / Slow DownAlan Broadbent & Martin York2005Album
More Live-LeeLee Konitz With Alan Broadbent2004Album
'Round MidnightAlan Broadbent2004Album
You And The Night And The MusicAlan Broadbent2003Album
Live-LeeLee Konitz With Alan Broadbent2003Album
Recorded Live At Maybeck Recital HallAlan Broadbent, Gary Foster1993Album
Live At Maybeck Recital Hall Volume FourteenAlan Broadbent1991Album
Illegal ActionRobert Buckler / Alan Broadbent / James Harrington1990Album
ContinuityAlan Broadbent, Putter Smith1983Album
Crystal CommentsBud Shank / Bill Mays / Alan Broadbent1980Album
PaletteAlan Broadbent1979Album
Gentle RainIrene Kral With Alan Broadbent1978Album
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