Jay Chernis

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Composer, songwriter, conductor, author and arranger, educated at Townsend Harris Hall and Juilliard (scholarship), and a student of Goetschius, Wolpe, Toch and Schoenberg. In addition to his film work, he conducted musicals in stock, on tour and on Broadway ("Plain and Fancy"). He was the general music director of the Washington, D.C. Music Fest. Joining ASCAP in 1948, his popular-song compositions include "Crying", "In Your Cucamonga", "I Look at You", "A Song of You", "The King Was Doing the Rhumba", "Dig That Coal", "I'm A Swiss", and "Gypsy Interlude". Read more...