Roger Kellaway (born November 1, 1939) is an American composer, arranger and jazz pianist.
Kellaway was born in Waban, Massachusetts. He is an alumnus of the New England Conservatory. Kellaway has composed commissioned works for ensembles of various sizes. He also has composed music for film, television, ballet and stage productions. Pianist Phil Saltman was one of his early mentors.
In 1964, Kellaway was a piano sideman for composer/arranger Boris Midney’s group The Russian Jazz Quartet's album Happiness on ABC/Impulse jazz records.
Kellaway is composed the closing theme "Remembering You" for the television sitcom All in the Family , as well as for the opening and closing theme for the spinoff Archie Bunker's Place .
In 1970, Kellaway formed the Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet with cellist Edgar Lustgarden. Their piece "Come to the Meadow" was used as the theme for the NPR program Selected Shorts . For their 1978 album, Nostalgia Suite, the group became a quintet with drummer Joe Porcaro.
On November 7 and 8, 2008, Kellaway was bandleader and pianist for the Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl concerts by Van Morrison, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Morrison's acclaimed 1968 album.
Kellaway was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adaptation Score for A Star Is Born (1976), and a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the Eddie Daniels album Memos from Paradise (1988). Guitarist Robben Ford credits Kellaway and Tom Scott, whom he met while playing for Joni Mitchell, as major influences on his music.Kellaway was featured on Ilya Serov's original rendition of Django Reinhardt's song "Swing 42" in 2017.
|1963||A Portrait of Roger Kellaway||Regina||Some tracks trio, with Ben Tucker (bass), Dave Bailey (drums); some tracks quartet, with Jim Hall (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Tony Inzalaco (drums)|
|1965||The Roger Kellaway Trio||Prestige||Trio, with Russell George (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)|
|1966?||Stride!||World Pacific||With Red Mitchell (bass), John Guerin (drums), strings, brass|
|1970||Say That Again||Dobre||Solo piano; Kellaway adds vocals on two tracks|
|1970||Cello Quartet||A&M||with strings; Joe Pass (guitar) added on two tracks|
|1972||Center of the Circle||A&M||With various|
|1974?||Come to the Meadow||A&M||With Edgar Lustgarten (cello), Chuck Domanico (bass), Emil Richards (drums)|
|1978?||Nostalgia Suite||Discwasher||With various|
|1981?||Live at Michael's Pub||Jazz Mania||Duo, with Dick Hyman (piano); in concert|
|1982||As It Happened, Vol. 1||Jazz Heritage||Quartet, with Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Chuck Domanico (bass), John Guerin (drums); in concert|
|1986?||Ain't Misbehavin'||Solo piano|
|1986||In Japan||All Art Jazz||Some tracks solo piano; some tracks trio, with John Goldsby (bass), Terry Clarke (drums); some tracks quartet, with Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) added|
|1987||Fifty-Fifty||Stash Records||With Red Mitchell (bass), Brad Terry (whistling)|
|1987||The Art of Interconnectedness||Challenge||In concert|
|1988||Alone Together||Dragon||Duo, with Red Mitchell (bass)|
|1989||Some o' This and Some o' That||Dragon||With Putte Wickman (clarinet), Red Mitchell (bass)|
|1991||Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Eleven||Concord Jazz||Solo piano; in concert|
|1991||That Was That||Dragon||With Jan Allan (trumpet), Red Mitchell (bass)|
|1992||Roger Kellaway Meets The Duo: Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore||Chiaroscuro||Trio, with Gene Bertoncini (guitar), Michael Moore (bass)|
|1992||Life's a Take||Concord Jazz||Duo, with Red Mitchell (bass); in concert|
|1993?||Windows||Angel||With Emil Richards (marimba), Chuck Domanico (bass), Joe Porcaro and Bob Zimmitti (percussion), Fred Seykora (cello)|
|1995?||Inside & Out||Concord||Duo, co-led with Ruby Braff (cornet)|
|2004?||I Was There: Roger Kellaway Plays from the Bobby Darin Songbook||IPO||Solo piano|
|2004||Remembering Bobby Darin||IPO||Trio, with Bruce Forman (guitar), Dan Lutz (bass)|
|2006?||Heroes||IPO||Trio, with Bruce Forman (guitar) Brad Lutz (bass)|
|2008?||Live at the Jazz Standard||IPO||With Russell Malone (guitare), Jay Leonhart (bass), Stefon Harris (vibraphone), Borislav Strulev (cello); in concert|
|2012?||Duke at the Roadhouse: Live in Santa Fe||IPO||Most tracks duo, co-led with Eddie Daniels (clarinet); some tracks trio, with James Holland (cello) added; in concert|
|2018?||New Jazz Standards Vol. 3||Summit||Trio, with Jay Leonhart (bass), Peter Erskine (drums)|
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With Diane Schuur
With Liza Minnelli
With Robben Ford
With Gary Lemel
With Kenny Burrell
With The Russian Jazz Quartet
With Stan Getz
With J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding
With Jimmy Knepper
With Herbie Mann
With Mark Murphy
With Oliver Nelson
With Sonny Rollins
With Lalo Schifrin
With Bud Shank
With Zoot Sims
With Sonny Stitt
With Clark Terry
With Ben Webster
With Kai Winding
With Jimmy Witherspoon
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