Marquis interviews Assaf Gleizner, a brilliant musician and composer. Assaf is a member of the acclaimed band, The Swingeroos, founded the organization Arts for Immigrants, and has several projects on and off Broadway. Assaf and Marquis discuss the elections, voting and elections in Israel, and what does it mean to be an artist. We also talked about the beautiful song, Arts for Immigrants performed, Give me Your Tired, arranged with God Bless America.
Born and raised in Israel, Grammy nominated Assaf Gleizner has been working as a composer, music director, orchestrator/arranger and pianist both in NYC and around the world for the past 15 years. He’s a member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and Founder and Artistic Director of the organization, Arts for Immigrants.
Most notable projects are:
- Stephen Schwartz 70th Birthday Concert (Hudson Theater) Featuring Ben Platt, Renee Fleming, Lindsey Mendez, & Andrew Lippa – Orchestrator, Arranger.
- Arts For Autism (Gershwin Theater) Featuring Kelly O’Hara, Julia Murney, & Christopher Jackson – Orchestrator, Arranger.
- The Office The Musical (The Theater Center/National Tour) – Composer, Orchestrator.
- Friends the Musical Parody (St Luke’s Theater/National Tour) – Composer, Orchestrator.
- 90210! The Musical (Theater 80/Broadway Chicago) – Composer, Orchestrator.
- Full House Musical Parody (Theater 80) – MD, Orchestrator.
- The Travels (NYMF) – MD, Orchestrator.
- The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchet(Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, England) – Orchestrator
- The Swingaroos (Florida Studio Theater) – Composer, MD, co-founder.
- Cassandra (Proctor’s Theater) – MD, Orchestrator.
- The Wolf (NC & NYC) – Orchestrator.
- You’re the Pest: The Web Series (NYC) – Composer, Music Supervisor
- Move on: A Sondheim Adventure Jazz Album– Cyrille Aimee – Arranger and Co-Producer (Grammy Nominated).
- All Aboard – The Swingaroos – Composer, Arranger, and Producer
- Music of the Night – The Swingaroos – Composer, Arranger, and Producer
- Elvanelle and the Escape Act– Kimberly Hawkey – Arranger, and Producer
- Riding Alone – Trio Shalva – Co-founder, Pianist, and Arranger
- Breeza– Trio Shalva – Co-founder, Pianist, and Arranger
- Show Choir! The Musical – Cast Recording Featuring Christiane Noll (NYC) Orchestrations
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