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GEORGE ROUMANIS

GEORGE ROUMANIS

AKA ROMANIS

Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Band Leader, Producer, Teacher, Jazz Historian, and Film Composer.

Movie Scores By George Roumanis

  • “Eight on the Lam” - Bob Hope and Company
  • “Hollywood: The Dream Factory” - MGM Most Famous Actors
  • “Kentucky Woman” - Cheryl Ladd
  • “The Family Nobody Wanted” - Shirley Jones
  • “Chandler” - Leslie Caron, Warren Oates
  • “Of Mice and Men - Robert Blake, Randy Quaid
  • “Oxford Blues” - Rob Lowe, Aiiy Sheedy,
  • And More.

TV Shows

Mission Impossible, Twilight Zone, Mannix, Medical Center, Police Woman, Hell Town, Movin’ On, Hawaii Five O, Mod Squad, Mad About You, Three Stooges, Oliver North, Star Trek and Star Trek The Next Generation, Quan Dynasty, Dog Whisperer, Godson, Swat, Wonder Works, Animal Planet, Chips.

Multi - faceted Career History of George Roumanis:

  • Hailing from Trenton, NJ, George fell in love with Jazz at the tender age of 12, and proceeded to become a jazz Bassist. At the age of 18, George played with famous big band artists such as Benny Goodman, Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie and many more! George also performed at the legendary Birdland and recorded with other famous jazz great such as Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Smith and Clark Terry.
  • George started his Arranging career at the age of 16, and within 3 short years, he was arranging for Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller's "Airmen of Note" and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra.
  • By the time George was only 27 years old, he became a recording artist in his own right. George's albums include: "Modern Sketches in Jazz" (Coral Records), "Double Exposure" & "Colors in the Sand" (Decca Records) and "Strings and all that Jazz" (RCA Victor.)
  • At age 30, George formed his own Commercial Production Company for Madison Ave agencies in NYC. George composed, arranged and produced numerous well known commercials (Jingles) featuring Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Getz, Eartha Kitt, Bobby Vinton, Buddy Greco, Vic Damone and more!
  • When George turned 36, he took a giant leap of faith moving cross country from New York to Hollywood, CA, and quickly established himself as a major Television and Motion Picture force landing notable TV series such as: Hawaii Five - O, Streets of San Francisco, Twilight Zone, Star Trek - the next Generation, Barnaby Jones, Air Wolf and so many others. George's Motion Picture credits include: "Hollywood: The Dream Factory" which featured notable screen legends from MGM Studios, "Of Mice and Men," " Joe Dancer" and "Helltown" (starring Robert Blake), "Eight on the Lam" (starring Bob Hope), "Oxford Blues" (starring Rob Lowe & Ally Sheedy,) and "Kentucky Woman" (starring Cheryl Ladd) to name just a few.
  • At age 40, while writing for Hollywood, George started studying music with "12 Tone Row" pioneer and famous musician George Tremblay. During the next 19 years, George developed new harmonic techniques, classical forms and structures, delved into the Operatic world sketching out his Ode To Phaedra Opera, future concertos and tone poems.
  • At age 59, George relocated to Half Moon Bay, CA, 20 miles south of San Francisco, and has been devoting his time to writing serious compositions and working on commissioned pieces for Jazz and Military Orchestras.

His major compositions include:

  1. Ode to Phaedra, an opera in three acts based on Euripides Hippolytus, performed by Opera San Jose and produced for PBS public television by KTEH, San Jose. This opera was introduced into the University of Oxford's Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama in 2006.
  2. Echoes of 52nd Street, concerto for clarinet and symphony orchestra.
  3. Solo Flight for Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion,symphony for concert band in four movements.
  4. Jazz Rhapsody for Guitar and Orchestra.
  5. American Ode, concerto for alto sax and concert band.
  6. Bayside Rhapsody for guitar and strings.
  7. Drifting Timelessly, seven pieces for alto sax andstring quartet.