promoting the arts of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

ASMAC's Big Band Hanginar featuring Gordon Goodwin and Scott Healy


Session Scores - Great Music - Tips - Trivia


Take off on virtual Flight 584 for a musical journey to the land of Big Band. This flight will feature first-class cabin arrangers: Gordon Goodwin, Scott Healy; vocalist: Dave Berges, and flight co-host Milton Nelson. Inflight entertainment includes the music of Thad Jones

  • Chat & Listening
  • Score Analysis
  • Arranging Tips
  • Big Band Trivia
  • Big Phat Band

Flashback: Thad Jones




Having amassed 20 GRAMMY nominations, four statues and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century. He heads Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, an internationally known ensemble with a reputation as one of the most exciting large ensembles in Jazz.

The BPB has released seven critically acclaimed records, its most recent being Life in the Bubble, which garnered four GRAMMY nominations and won the GRAMMY for “Best Large Ensemble Album.”

Gordon’s composing for film and television has garnered him three Emmy Awards. He has written and worked with artists like Ray Charles, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Mathis, John Williams, Natalie Cole, David Foster, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Tormé, and Quincy Jones, to name a few. His charts are played all over the world, and along with his method books and CDs, have been a robust source of inspiration and learning for thousands of young musicians.

Goodwin is the host of a popular new radio program called “Phat Tracks with Gordon Goodwin,” airing weekends on KJAZZ, America’s jazz and blues station.


Moderator and ASMAC Board Member Scott Healy is a GRAMMY-nominated composer, producer, pianist, and multi-keyboardist who multitasks across the musical spectrum. He is best-known for playing in the house band for Conan O’Brien. As a composer, bandleader, and producer, Scott released Hudson City Suite, by the 10-piece Scott Healy Ensemble, in 2013, to worldwide praise, stellar online and print reviews, national jazz radio airplay, and a 2014 GRAMMY nomination for Best Instrumental Composition. In addition to his composing, recording, and live television work, Healy works in Los Angeles as a hired-gun session musician.


Event Date Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Cut off date Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price FREE Event
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