Awards & Winners

Neal Hefti

Date of Birth 29-October-1922
Place of Birth Hastings
(Adams County, Nebraska)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Neil Hefti, N. Hefti, Neal Paul Hefti, Hefti, Neal, Neal Paul Hefti
Profession Composer, Trumpeter, Film Score Composer
Neal Hefti was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. He composed the theme music for the Batman television series of the 1960s, and scored the 1968 film The Odd Couple and the subsequent TV series also titled The Odd Couple. 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 on arranging and composing, although he occasionally led his own bands. He is especially known for his charts for Count Basie such as "Li'l Darlin'" and "Cute".

Awards by Neal Hefti

Check all the awards nominated and won by Neal Hefti.


Nominations 1968 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Music The Fred Astaire Show


Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition
Honored for : Batman Theme

Nominations 1966 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Batman Theme