Roger Kellaway (*1939)
Roger Kellaway was born 1939 in Boston (USA). He began piano studies when he was seven, and from age twelve his main interest was jazz. He had his basic musical training at Newton (Massachusetts) High School, where his theory instructor was Henry Lasker. His formal education was at the New England Conservatory during 1957 and 1958 (composition with Judd Cook). Later he studied composition privately with Leonard Stein, George Tremblay and Paul Glass.
He has had a many-sided career: jazz pianist and double bass player, conductor, and composer for ballet, film and television. He has recorded with (among others) Sarah Vaughan, Don Ellis, Sonny Rollins, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, Lena Horne, Stan Getz, Dick Hyman, Gerry Mulligan, and Natalie Cole. Among the works which give him today an international reputation we find many titles for brass instruments.