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Denny Zeitlin

Denny Zeitlin has recorded over thirty critically acclaimed albums; twice won first place in the Down Beat International Jazz Critics Poll; written original music for Sesame Street; and appeared on network TV, including the Tonight Show and CBS Sunday Morning. He is currently a psychiatrist in private practice and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in 1960 and received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1964. His first series of records appeared on the Columbia label in the mid and late 60’s and were received with critical acclaim and international exposure. Pioneering in the integration of jazz, electronics, classical and rock in the early 70’s, he composed the 1978 electronic-acoustic symphonic score for Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The Los Angeles Times has named Denny Zeitlin “the jazz world’s most visible Renaissance man – a full time practicing psychiatrist, a medical school teacher, and a world class jazz musician.”