ASMAC's Big Band Hanginar

LA 7 PM  NY 10 PM  TK 11 AM (+1 Day)

Featuring Alan Chan and Scott Healy

Honored Guest:

Bill Conti


Presenting the 2020 Bill Conti Competition Awards

Session Scores - Great Music - Tips - Trivia  

  • Chat & Listening
  • Score Analysis
  • Arranging Tips
  • Ethnic Instrument Usage
  • Big Band Trivia
  • Flashback: Henry Mancini


Take off with Captain John Mitchell of Flight 584 on a musical journey to the land of Big Band. This flight will feature first-class cabin arrangers:

Alan Chan and Scott Healy along with flight co-host Milton Nelson. Bill Conti will personally present 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for The Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composition Competition. Later in the flight we will explore the winning arrangements.

Bill Conti, Alan Chan and Scott Healy along with flight co-host Milton Nelson.


A composer, songwriter, and conductor of film and television music since the late '60s, Bill Conti's distinctly exhilarating themes from hits such as Rocky (1976), For Your Eyes Only (1981), and TV's Dynasty (1981-1989) became an indelible part of pop culture in the 1970s, '80s, and beyond. A Grammy winner for Rocky's score album, he later won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Right Stuff (1983). Also known for his themes to shows such as Falcon Crest and American Gladiators, he took home Emmy Awards in the '90s and 2000s for his work as musical director on multiple Oscar broadcasts. Rocky Balboa, the fifth film in the Rocky franchise to feature Conti's music, saw release in 2006. He scored the 2010 sports film Small Town Hero and was music director of The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special in 2017.


Alan Chan was the winner of the first ASCAP George Duke Commissioning Prize (2015) and ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest (the Netherlands, 2011), also received awards and fellowships from Percussive Arts Society, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Ucross Foundation, among others. His 17-piece Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra (ACJO) released their debut "Shrimp Tale" album in 2014, which received rave reviews and radio plays across the U.S. Born in Hong Kong and resided in both US and Europe, he began to collaborate with Chinese instrumentalists to explore the possibility of merging jazz, improvisation and traditional Chinese music in recent years, which resulted in the “Moon Walk” and “Camel Walk” projects.


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, September 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Cut off date Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Individual Price FREE Event
Location Online

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