Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Composer Nic. tenBroek on Board for ODNT Score

The newest member of the ever-growing Old Dogs & New Tricks production is well known award winning composer Nic. tenBroek. He will be composing the theme music as well as music throughout the episodes.

Nic. is well known in the film and televison industry. His most recent work has been on projects such as The Amateurs starring Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson and Joe Pantoliano, The Dukes starring Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi and Peter Bogdanovich, and Remembering Phil starring Nick Turturro.

Nic. has been composing music in the entertainment industry for over 20 years but his music background is far more expansive than just his work in film and TV.

Raised in Berkeley, California, Nic. began his musical education with piano lesson sat age 9. While still a student at Berkeley High School, Nic. was teaching and playing professionally.

After high school Nic. accepted a scholarship to The Juilliard School, majoring in performance and composition. Between his studies and performing professionally in both jazz and classical settings, Nic. was also the recipient of the prestigious Lincoln Center Award.

Upon returning to California, Nic. began working as a studio musician, performing with a diverse range of artists including Santana, Gladys Knight, Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., the Jacksons, Patti LaBelle, O’Jays, Tom Jones, Cher, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Nic. has also composed works for the Kronos String Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Metropol Orchestra, and a full-length classical ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.

As a producer and arranger, Nic. has worked with such artists as jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin, Les McCann, and Warner Bros. artists Reel Big Fish. In addition, Nic. recently completed arranging/producing Davi Sings Sinatra, which introduces the vocal stylings of well-known character actor Robert Davi. This unique tribute to Frank Sinatra features Nic’s original arrangements of Old Blue Eyes classics brought to life by top LA studio musicians and full orchestra, recorded at the iconic Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

In between his film and television projects, Nic. has been collaborating with
Grammy award winning producer Val Garay, writing and producing for a variety of writing and producing for a variety of recording artists and record labels.

We couldn't be more excited to have him on board.

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