ASMAC member, Russell Garcia, wrote his auto-biography “I Have Hundreds Of Stories, Some Of Them True” before he passed away at age 95 in New Zealand, on 20 Nov 2011. The book is out now.
Russell was a world renowned composer-arranger-conductor who wrote music for over 100 films. He is known for his innovative music score for the film “Time Machine”. Garcia is also known in both the TV and recording fields and has composed music for countless TV shows such as, Rawhide, Twilight Zone, Laredo, The Virginian. He has recorded many CDs in his own right, as well as with stars such as, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone, Judy Garland, Oscar Peterson, Julie London, to name a few.
Garcia has also written 2 best-selling text books The Professional Arranger-Composer “ Book I and Book II, which have been translated into 6 languages. He is known also for his symphonic and classical works which have been performed by the New Zealand Symphony, Munich Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, plus countless Radio Symphony Orchestras throughout Europe. He was often a guest lecturer at many universities around the world on Symphonic Composition Techniques. Russell and his wife Gina made New Zealand their home in 1971 while continuing to work in the Music and Film Industry. He was awarded the Queens Service Medal for his service to music in 2009.
For more information about Russell, please visit: www.