Dan Zank (right) with
Hugh Jackman.Farmington Hills, MI (February 27, 2009)--Dan Zank, New York-based composer with Yessian Music, was one of the key arrangers of the musical medley that opened this year's Academy Awards ceremony, featuring Hugh Jackman.
Zank, who had been involved with the project for many weeks prior to the event, managed to keep the number a secret right up until the start of the show in order to adhere to the Academy's request.
Zank has been a senior staff writer with Yessian for seven years. During that time, he has composed an array of work for a variety of A-list clients.
"It was a thrill to be part of such a great tradition and the show was as good as it gets," he said.