The Los Angeles Jazz Society Honors Elmer Bernstein in Conjunction with his 50th Anniversary of Film Composition

Elmer Bernstein received the Composer/Arranger Award Sunday, October 28 at the 19th Annual Jazz Tribute and Awards Dinner-Concert held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Citing his pioneering work resulting in the firm establishment of the use of jazz in film scores, first in 1955 with the ground-breaking The Man With the Golden Arm, followed by, among others, Walk on the Wild Side and Sweet Smell of Success, keynote speaker Arthur Hamilton stated, “His music has stirred you, excited you, inspired you, amused you and kept close company with you, your family, and your family’s family—no matter where you live in the world.” (Click here for Mr. Hamilton’s complete introductory speech.)

The Los Angeles Jazz Society honor is one of the many honors and tributes recognizing a distinguished career that continues with original film composition, conducting and teaching, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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