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Background Information

Employment History

Roy Young Booking Agency

Prairie View Interscholastic League

Noosa Jazz Festival Pty Ltd

Musical Director

Motown corporation

Education

music

Hartnett School of Music

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Gil Askey

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"Produced by famed arranger Gil Askey, Blue captured Ross dipping into the emotional wellspring employed for her acting debut."


Noosa Jazz Festival

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Gil Askey
Gil Askey was born in Austin Texas in 1925 and played as a jazz trumpeter for almost 20 years before becoming a musical director for Motown and other companies for over 20 years.
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A native of Austin, Texas, Gil Askey studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Hartnett School of Music in New York.He has played or appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lucky Thompson, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, the Duke (Ellington), the Count (Basie), Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey and even did a set with Billie Holiday.In 2004 Gil played briefly with Melbourne band Cat Empire - click here for more
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Gil Askey spent almost twenty years in the jazz scene prior to his twenty-three year career at Motown, Warner Brothers and other companies, working as musical director, arranger or producer for such artists as Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five (with Michael), Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, and of course the Funk Brothers whose music is celebrated in STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN.
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Askey has worked with many other musicians and performers including Liza Minnelli, Ann Margaret, Mitzi Gaynor, and his dear friend Curtis Mayfield.
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Askey now lives in Melbourne with his family, and tutors young musicians, hosts workshops and still plays trumpet at various venues around town.


Noosa Jazz Festival

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Gil Askey
Gil Askey was born in Austin Texas in 1925 and played as a jazz trumpeter for almost 20 years before becoming a musical director for Motown and other companies for over 20 years.While on tour in Australia as musical director for Diana Ross, he met the woman who would become his wife and they now live in Seaford, Victoria.It was only a matter of time before he and Paul Williamson made a record together, given their mutual love of blues-tinged jazz.Both Paul and Gil sing and play on their new album and Paul's sax playing is richly melodic and deeply bluesy."When I Grow Too Old To Dream" is a cheerful album of jazz standards played with love and a great sense of fun.
A native of Austin, Texas, Gil Askey studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Hartnett School of Music in New York.He has played or appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lucky Thompson, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, the Duke (Ellington), the Count (Basie), Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey and even did a set with Billie Holiday.In 2004 Gil played briefly with Melbourne band Cat Empire - click here for more
Gil Askey spent almost twenty years in the jazz scene prior to his twenty-three year career at Motown, Warner Brothers and other companies, working as musical director, arranger or producer for such artists as Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five (with Michael), Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, and of course the Funk Brothers whose music is celebrated in STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN.Askey has worked with many other musicians and performers including Liza Minnelli, Ann Margaret, Mitzi Gaynor, and his dear friend Curtis Mayfield.Askey now lives in Melbourne with his family, and tutors young musicians, hosts workshops and still plays trumpet at various venues around town.


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In 1992 Diana wowed the crowd at the Ritz Theatre in New York with a seductive set of jazz and blues classics, backed by greats like Roy Hargrove and Barry Harris and conducted by Motown's Gil Askey.


Standing in the Shadows of Motown - Buninyong Film Festival

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Gil Askey will introduce the film and discuss his Motown experiences after the screening. Don't miss this chance to discuss the history of Motown with the man who was there and played with the Funk Brothers and all the greats of the Motown era.

A native of Austin, Texas, Gil Askey studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Hartnett School of Music in New York. He has played or appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lucky Thompson, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, the Duke (Ellington), the Count (Basie), Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey and even did a set with Billie Holiday.
Gil Askey spent almost twenty years in the jazz scene prior to his twenty-three year career at Motown, Warner Brothers and other companies, working as musical director, arranger or producer for such artists as Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five (with Michael), Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, and of course the Funk Brothers whose music is celebrated in STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN.
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Askey has worked with many other musicians and performers including Liza Minnelli, Ann Margaret, Mitzi Gaynor, and his dear friend Curtis Mayfield.
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Askey now lives in Melbourne with his family, and tutors young musicians, hosts workshops and still plays trumpet at various venues around town.
Gil Askey playing after a screening of Standing in the Shadows of Motown at the KinoDendy Cinema in Collins Place in January
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Read a transcript of Judy Tierney's interview with Gil Askey on the 7.30 Report, ABC, 21/04/99, introduced by Maxine McKew.

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