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Music for: I'D Rather Be Remembered
Shelly Markham is well known as a arranger, musical director and pianist in both Los Angeles and New York City. He has produced four recordings for the noted cabaret singer, Andrea Marcovicci, including her latest CD release which features the songs of Fred Astaire from her 20th Anniversary show at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room in New York City. He arranged and conducted her popular Cole Porter evening, which toured for two years in concert halls nationally and most recently at the famed Liceu Opera House in Barcelona. He has worked with a most diverse roster of performers, including Lanie Kazan, Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Nell Carter, Ann Jillian, Gogi Grant, Julie Wilson, Chad Mitchell, Carol Lawrence and Bonnie Franklin. As a composer, Shelly has enjoyed a long and successful collaboration with the acclaimed poet and author Judith Viorst. Their musical revue, Love & Shrimp, a celebration of Viorst's poetry and insights, ran at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills and The Ballroom in New York City and is published by Samuel French. Their musical Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, based on her best-selling children's book, was commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Now published by Dramatic Publishing, the show toured for two years and became one of the most performed children's musicals in the country. Their sequel Alexander Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going To Move has been touring for nine months and is also being published this fall by Dramatic Publishing. Shelly has also written songs for the long-running hit Off-Broadway show Naked Boys Singing and is currently working on a musical revue about the wonders and terrors of aging called Too Old For The Chorus which was first presented at the ASCAP-Disney Workshop, enjoyed a sold-out run at the Celebration Theater in Los Angeles and is currently being optioned for an Off-Broadway debut. He scored the PBS production of Charley's Aunt starring Charles Grodin and has written special musical material for many popular television series, including Friends, The Nanny, Golden Girls, Gimme A Break and Touched By An Angel.

 

Music for: I’ve Gambled All My Life
Fred Simon has been making music for more than thirty-five years, composing for records, live performance, film, theater, dance, and television, with instrumentation ranging from solo piano to symphonic orchestra. His recorded work includes seven albums of original music under his name: SINCE FOREVER, REMEMBER THE RIVER, and DREAMHOUSE (The Naim Label); OPEN BOOK (Columbia); USUALLY/ALWAYS (Windham Hill); SHORT STORY and TIME AND THE RIVER (Quaver); three albums (as principle composer) with the Simon and Bard Group: MUSAIC, TEAR IT UP, and THE ENORMOUS RADIO (Flying Fish); as well as TWILIGHT (NorthSound Music Group), a collaboration with reed player Paul McCandless and guitarist Teja Bell; THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS (NorthSound Music Group), an album of solo piano arrangements of Brian Wilson songs; and numerous appearances on compilations released by Windham Hill, Columbia, Narada, Private Music, Imaginary Road, NorthSound Music Group, Jazziz Magazine, and The Naim Label. Fred has recorded and/or performed with Ralph Towner (Oregon), Paul McCandless (Oregon), Larry Coryell, Lyle Mays, Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Steve Rodby and Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), Bonnie Herman (Singers Unlimited), Kurt Elling, Fareed Haque, David Onderdonk, Ingrid Graudins, Ross Traut, The Stan Kenton Orchestra, and many others. Future plans call for more of the same, only different.