Lex de Azevedo

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Alexis "Lex" King de Azevedo attended Brigham Young University in the early 1960s. De Azevedo is a man with many musical talents. He is a composer, pianist, conductor, singer and more.
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He is a famous man in the Latter-day Saint community in particular for his musical, Saturday's Warrior. However, his career actually began in Hollywood where he served as a musical director on such popular programs as The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five and The Osmonds. He composed the scores for films such as Where the Red Fern Grows and The Swan Princess. He composed five Broadway-style musicals and has scored many episodes of Bible Stories and American Hero Classics, as well as hundreds of commercials. He recorded many albums with his own musical prowess running from jazz stylings through neo-classical works.

In 1981 Lex was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from BYU for his many contributions to the music industry.

His work was recognized with two nominations for the Golden Globe, and two records achieved Gold Record status. He has been a guest conductor with several orchestras and symphonies such as the London National Philharmonic. With the release of Gloria: The Life of Christ, the first of two planned volumes, de Azevedo turned his talents more conspicuously toward the composition of a great oratorio, recording not only an album with Millennium but performed it live for a video recording that was broadcast on the Odyssey Channel in December 1999.

Lex de Azevedo is a descendent of the famous Latter-day Saint musical family the Kings. His mother was a member of the King Sisters troupe, and it is clear the talent was passed on to him and his descendants as well.

He shares his musical talents with his nine children, most famously Julie de Azevedo, who has released seven albums of her own. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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