Lex de Azevedo
Lex de Azevedo has had one of the most diverse careers in the music industry as a composer, pianist, producer, arranger and conductor. Beginning as a producer for Capitol Records, Lex produced several #1 hit singles among numerous other successful recordings. Following Capitol Records, he served as the musical director on a number of television shows, including The Sonny and Cher Show, Michael Jackson & The Jackson Five, and The Osmonds. Turning to feature-length motion pictures, Lex’s career spans from the classic Where The Red Fern Grows to the animated musical feature Swan Princess. He has written five stage musicals, including Saturday’s Warrior and My Turn on Earth, and produced his own record albums across a wide musical spectrum, from the jazz of Mountains and Moab to the new contemporary classical works of Variations on a Sacred Theme and The Life of Christ oratorio series.
Lex was nominated for two Golden Globe awards for his music in the feature-length animated movie Swan Princess. Both soundtracks from Saturday’s Warrior and My Turn on Earth have achieved Gold Record status. He has scored over 36 episodes of the animated Bible Stories and American Hero Classics series for Warner-Nest Entertainment, some of which are currently running on HBO. During his career, Lex has composed over 40 choral works and produced over 160 jingle packages for radio stations all over the United States. He has served as guest conductor of some of the world’s most prominent symphony orchestras, including conducting the London National Philharmonic in 14 recordings.
Lex has been president of Embryo Records, Director of Artists & Repetoire for the Bonneville Broadcasting System and Currently works with his daughters, Emilie and Rachel as the President of Two Little Hands Productions and producer/composer of the hit Public Television series, Signing Time, which began airing on PBS stations in January ’06.