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Aaron Zigman

One of the most accomplished new voices in film music, Aaron Zigman is rapidly establishing a glowing reputation for his exquisite, lyrical and highly evocative scores.

Zigman made his feature debut writing the music for director Nick Cassavetes' critically acclaimed drama John Q, starring Denzel Washington. Their collaboration continued with the romance The Notebook, starring Gena Rowlands and James Garner, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel; as well as the upcoming crime drama Alpha Dog, starring Sharon Stone and Justin Timberlake.

Zigman's upcoming scoring projects include Akeelah and the Bee, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne; and Flicka, the remake of the 1943 film which spawned the television series, based on the novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. The film will be released in July 2006.

Zigman is an accomplished composer of concert works, having written numerous symphonic pieces. Among his works is a 35 minute long tone poem divided into 5 movements, written as a tribute for Yitzhak Rabin, which was performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. The USC Symphony orchestra recently performed Zigman's Impressions, a suite for wind ensemble.

Zigman has also worked extensively as a music producer, arranger and writer for such recording artists as Christina Aguilera, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Oleta Adams, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, Chicago, Nona Gaye, Carly Simon, the Pointer Sisters, Huey Lewis and Big Mountain.

His song work has been featured on such film soundtracks as Mulan, Buster, What's Love Got To Do With It?, The Bird Cage, License to Kill, Pocahontas and Corrina, Corrina.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Selected Filmography

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