The Legendary Randy Edelman

By MAGIC ROOM (other events)

Thursday, July 21 2022 7:00 PM 11:00 PM EDT

Join us at Magic Room, July 21st for a night with the legendary composer, Randy Edelman. 

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm

21+ with Valid ID

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.



Randy Edelman is an American musician, producer, and composer for film and television. He began his career as a member of Broadway's pit orchestras and later went on to produce solo albums for songs that were picked up by leading music performers including The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, and Dionne Warwick.

Randy Edelman grew up in Teaneck New Jersey, where he studied piano at an early age giving many recitals locally.  After high school graduation, he enrolled at the Cincinnati Music Conservatory where he majored in piano and composition.  While in Cincinnati he began freelancing as a music arranger at James Brown’s King Records and also wrote original music for regional theater. 

Upon graduation, Randy headed back to New York where he signed on as a staff writer at CBS April Blackwood Music.  He also began playing piano in Broadway pit orchestras and continued his interest as a music arranger.  He went out on the road as Music Director for many entertainers.  It was while traveling that Randy began writing both his own music and lyrics with an eye toward doing his own albums.  It was the beginning of a decade of producing and writing his own solo albums. 

The albums led to Randy’s appearances as the opening solo act to such diverse groups as The Carpenters and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.  His songs began being recorded by such popular recording artists as Barry Manilow (“Weekend In New England”), Olivia Newton-John, Patti LaBelle, The Carpenters, The 5th Dimension, Jackie DeShannon, Blood Sweat and Tears, Kool & The Gang, Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA), and Bing Crosby to name a few.  Subsequent success of his records in the United Kingdom led to appearances on the Top of the Pops, concerts at the London Palladium and Drury Lane Theaters, and tours throughout Europe, Japan, and Australia.

It was shortly after arriving in Los Angeles that Randy became interested in using his background as a classical musician and arranger to pursue his interest in film scoring.  In between his album recording, he began scoring several television and feature films.  His TV scoring work included MacGyver, Maximum Security, Mr. Sunshine, and Brisco County Jr. to name but a few.  Children’s projects included PBS Wonderworks, The Care Bears album, and several award-winning After School Specials. 

After dealing in the “short form” of pop songs Edelman found the film work liberating and decided to devote his full time to pursuing composing music for motion pictures. He has now composed over 100 scores for film and television.

His scores have been performed by such symphonies as Boston Pops, Charleston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and the London Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. His score from "The Last Of The Mohicans" was nominated for both the British Academy Award and the Golden Globe. His movie themes have become the backbone of sports broadcasts. He has written NBC’s NFL Football Theme, ESPN's Sports Century documentary series theme, and the on-air Olympic theme for NBC. His scores have opened the Super Bowl and closed the Olympic broadcast for which he received an Emmy Award.

In 2003 Randy received BMI's highest honor, the Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement.

In June 2004 Randy Edelman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati. He received the Ph.D. along with
3 other distinguished honorees from various fields, including Coretta Scott King. In 2005 Randy had his biggest chart record with Nelly's "My Place." It reached #1 on Billboard's Rap and Hip Hop charts, and #4 on the Pop chart. In 2007, Edelman was nominated by the IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) for "Best Original Score For Television" for ABC's mini-series "The Ten Commandments."

Randy scored Disney's live-action "Underdog" and Focus Features "Balls Of Fury" in 2007, and Fox's "27 Dresses" and Universal's "Mummy 3, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" in 2008.

Randy's song, "Weekend in New England," was featured in the 2009 smash hit film "Paul Blart, Mall Cop."

In 2010 he completed scoring Leap Year in London starring Amy Adams.  He has traveled this summer doing film scoring seminars in Tel Aviv, Israel, at Spain's Ubeda Music Festival (where he conducted his Dragon Trilogy) and at the Sundance Institute chaired by Robert Redford. In 2011 he was awarded the Gold Spirit Award, named in honor of Jerry Goldsmith, for "Leap Year," as Best Comedy Score. His album of new original songs "THE PACIFIC FLOW TO ABBEY ROAD" has been released by Cherry Red Records in the UK and Varese Sarabande Records in the US.

In January of 2013, Edelman conducted a concert of many of his film scores with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Before the concert, he was presented with the 2013 Kautz Alumni Masters Award by President Santa Ono for being this year's Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati. At long last Warner Records is releasing Randy Edelman's songs that he produced for Dionne Warwick. He helped soundtrack label Varese Sarabande celebrate its 35th anniversary at a Halloween Gala concert in which he conducted the Golden State Pops Symphony in several original concert pieces.   Also, amongst others was Edelman's own "The Call to Adventure" from The Mummy 3, which coincidently closes the new 35th Anniversary CD from Varese of recent great movie scores from the last few years.

In 2014 Randy celebrated the 20th anniversary of NBC's use of his on-air theme for the Olympics, with the Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. He was awarded the 2014 BMI Spotlight Award for this theme. 

In 2015 the Long Island International Film Expo awarded Randy their "Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Scoring and Composition."

In 2018 Randy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Composers and Lyricists Guild at their annual dinner in Los Angeles.

Recent scores include religious indie film “Leaves of the Tree,” boxing flick “Back in the Day,” Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door,” MGMs “Max 2: White House Hero,” documentary “Naya, Legend of the Golden Dolphin,” the new sequel “Backdraft II” for Netflix.

In 2019 Randy recently returned from London where he performed his solo "Act" at The Bedford and participated in a 4-hour live retrospective of his scores and songs at SoHo Radio. In the fall of 2019, Randy will travel to the Canary Islands and conduct his music from “The Bruce Lee Story,” at a symphony concert during The Tenerife Festival, celebrating music from classic sports films.

In December Randy received the Best Score Accolade from the Los Angeles Film Awards for the indie comedy “Love in Kilnerry." He is currently putting a special solo evening together which he will present at Feinstein’s/54 Under Club on Broadway, on April Fools' eve in New York.

He continues to work on the score for his musical, “Short Cut,” telling of the construction of the Panama Canal.

In 2021, at long last, Sony Masterworks is releasing Edelman’s orchestral score to Ghostbusters 2, in all formats. He also has just penned and recorded a new single during the pandemic lockdown period. It is being released by Tribeca Records and is called “Comin’ Out The Other Side”



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