Irving Gertz

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Providence, Rhode Island, USA
A prolific composer, arranger, pianist, clarinetist, string bassist and tuba player who was most closely associated with Columbia, 20th Century-Fox and Universal studios. After studying at the Providence (Rhode Island) College of Music and privately with instructor-author Walter Piston, he began his career at Columbia Studios in 1938, then served in the United States Signal Corps during World War II. Upon his return, he studied privately with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Besides his works for film and television, he composed concert pieces and popular music. Read more...