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Happy Birthday Nelson!

Happy Birthday Nelson!

This day in 1921 Nelson Riddle was born in Bergen Co., New Jersey. Today we are celebrating his life and incredible musical legacy a little further south at the Jersey Shore where the family moved to give the undoubtedly gifted youngster every opportunity to pursue his [Read More]

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

We are hard at work preparing the for our historic event on March 16th at Carnegie Hall. Together with the New York Pops Orchestra under Maestro Steven Reineke we will see and hear highlights from the Ella Fitzgerald Gershwin Songbook. What make this historic? Well, since [Read More]

Nelson’s GrandDaughter Shares Memories of her “Pop Pop”

Nelson’s GrandDaughter Shares Memories of her “Pop Pop”

Every Sunday Pop-Pop’s music would fill our house. Mom would turn up the stereo so that every closet and every corner could be touched by it; the sounds would resonate throughout every room to envelop my family in the warmth the music seemed to create. Regardless of where [Read More]

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RIDDLE FAMILY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RIDDLE FAMILY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RIDDLE FAMILY! [Read More]

Nelson Riddle Orchestra back in Los Angeles

Nelson Riddle Orchestra back in Los Angeles

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra make their comeback to Los Angeles on October 23rd at the LAX Marriott MArquis Ballroom with featured vocalists Sue Raney and Gary Williams. [Read More]

Riddle/Eckstine Treasure Found

Riddle/Eckstine Treasure Found

Jan 26, 2010 – This week at the Library of Congress, Washington DC we welcomed a surprise treasure, a trove of original charts written by Nelson for Billy Eckstine in the early 1950′s. The bulk of the material included full orchestration including strings and [Read More]

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Happy Birthday Nelson!

Happy Birthday Nelson!

This day in 1921 Nelson Riddle was born in Bergen Co., New Jersey. Today we are celebrating his life and [Read More]

Carnegie Hall – A Phenomenal Success!

Carnegie Hall – A Phenomenal Success!

After 53 years, Nelson’s iconic arrangements for his Ella Fitzgerald Gershwin Songbook album are [Read More]

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

We are hard at work preparing the for our historic event on March 16th at Carnegie Hall. Together with the [Read More]

Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

One of the most striking qualities about Nelson Riddle was his ability to remain musically active during [Read More]

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra has, for the past three years, been in redevelopment by the Riddle family and we [Read More]

The Witty Composer

The Witty Composer

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) by Alphonso [Read More]

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

by Warren Schroeger The year was 1982: The Cardinals win the World Series, a first class stamp costs 20 [Read More]

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) By Vernise Elaine [Read More]

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) Posted: Fri., Mar. [Read More]

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago  by Alan Wright

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago by Alan Wright

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) [Read More]