Updated: 4/27/2021 09:44
Beyond Symphonic Jazz
Award-winning composer, producer and conductor, Mitch Glickman’s diverse career covers the fields of film, concerts, opera, and recordings. He is the founder and music director of the 68-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, and also serves as Director of Music Programs for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Glickman’s film and television composing credits include the acclaimed, independent films “Street of Pain” starring Steve Carell and “Proudheart” starring Lorrie Morgan, along with such television series as “Night Court,” “Life Goes On,” “Grammy Living Legends” and the annual “Grammy Awards” telecast. As a vocal arranger, he has written such diverse singers as Kurt Elling, Barry Manilow, Jane Monheit, Luciana Souza, Leon Redbone, Raul Midón and Phil Perry.
Glickman has produced a number of Grammy nominated recordings including The Bud Shank Sextet Salutes Harold Arlen, Young Musicians Debut Orchestra with Lalo Schifrin, the American Jazz Philharmonic for GRP Records, as well as the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra for Mack Avenue Records featuring Christian McBride, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin and Bill Cunliffe. He has produced over 1,000 concerts across the country in his 30+-year career ranging from a concert at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to national concert tours featuring such artists as Ray Charles, Stan Getz, and Dionne Warwick.
As a concert composer, Glickman’s works have been commissioned and premiered by a wide range of leading ensembles including the American Jazz Philharmonic, MENC, Third Wheel, Turtle Island Quartet, and the Angel City Chorale. His composition “Blues & Fuguette” was a winner of the American Composers Forum – Chamber Music competition.
Glickman also hosts the weekly radio series “Jazz at LACMA” heard every Sunday evening on KJazz 88.1. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studied at the Schoenberg Institute in Vienna.