Jack Elliott graduated from the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford. He worked as a jazz pianist in New York and Paris before Judy Garland brought him to California to do arrangements for her TV show. He moved from that to being the music director for The Andy Williams Show. He co-founded and ran the American Jazz Philharmonic and created the Henry Mancini Institute, and has been music director for the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and spent 30 years as music director of the Grammy Awards. He also has scored films (Oh God!, The Jerk, Where’s Poppa?) and television shows, including writing the theme songs for these series:
Barney Miller (with Allyn Ferguson)
Charlie’s Angels (with Allyn Ferguson)
Jack Elliott, your Two for Tuesday, January 14, 2020.