Neal Hefti

Home > Music > N > Neal Hefti

Birth Name: Neal Hefti
Born: 1922/10/29
Birth Place: Hastings, Nebraska, U.S.
Died: 2008/10/11
Genres: Swing, Television Music, Big Band Music

Neal Hefti (October 29, 1922 – October 11, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. He was perhaps best known for composing the theme music for the ''Batman'' television series of the 1960s, and for scoring the 1968 film ''The Odd Couple'' and the subsequent TV series of the same name. He began arranging professionally in his teens, when he wrote charts for Nat Towles. He became a prominent composer and arranger while playing trumpet for Woody Herman; while working for Herman he provided new arrangements for "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm," and composed "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root." After leaving Herman's band in 1946, Hefti concentrated ... Continue Bio >>

Listen to Neal Hefti
and similar artists - Play Now

Latest Tracks:
Cocoanut Sweet
On: Jamaica (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
$0.99 Buy Song
Spooky Coffins
On: Halloween Playlist
$0.99 Buy Song
Batman Theme
On: 1960's Birthday Oldies Party Music: 25 Classi…
$0.99 Buy Song
Body And Soul
On: The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verv…
$0.99 Buy Song
Stompin' At The Savoy
On: The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verv…
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>