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Leon Pendarvis

Leon Pendarvis is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Saturday Night Live Music Department
(1981-2020)
Pretty in Pink Music Department
(1986)
Blues Brothers 2000 Stripster Band
(1998)
Man on the Moon Saturday Night Live Band
(1999)

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  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (conductor - 251 episodes, 1981 - 2020) (musical director - 140 episodes, 1999 - 2017) (music director - 39 episodes, 2017 - 2020) (musician - 21 episodes, 1983 - 1992) (composer - 3 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (music director/conductor - 3 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (music director & conductor - 2 episodes, 2020) (The Live Band - 2 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (music producer - 1 episode, 2019) (the live band - 1 episode, 2019)
- RuPaul/Justin Bieber (2020) ... (music director & conductor: The Live Band)
- JJ Watt/Luke Combs (2020) ... (music director & conductor: The Live Band)
- Adam Driver/Halsey (2020) ... (conductor: The Live Band) / (music director)
- Eddie Murphy/Lizzo (2019) ... (conductor: The Live Band) / (music director)
- Scarlett Johansson/Niall Horan (2019) ... (conductor: The Live Band) / (music director)
 2018 The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (music director)
 2017 SNL Presents: Halloween (TV Movie) (music director)
 2016 Goodnight, Sweet Prince (TV Special) (conductor: The Live Band) / (musical director)
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (conductor: The Live Band) / (musical director)
 2014 SNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) (musical director)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season (TV Special) (conductor: The Live Band) / (musical director)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Halloween (TV Special) (musical director)
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Live Show (2010) ... (conductor: The Live Band)
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (TV Special) (musical director)
 2003 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (conductor: The Live Band)
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short) (music mixer: original dramatic music - as L. Leon Pendarvis) / (music recordist: original dramatic music - as L. Leon Pendarvis)
 1986 Pretty in Pink (orchestrator - as L. Leon Pendarvis)
 1975 The Tiny Tree (TV Short) (music arranger: theme song) / (music producer: theme song)
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Other Works:

Peg (1983). A Musical Autobiography. Book by Peggy Lee. New lyrics by Peggy Lee. New music by Paul Horner. Musical Director: Larry Fallon. Vocal arrangements by Ray Charles. Music orchestrated by Artie Butler, Larry Fallon [final Broadway credit], Dominic Frontiere, Willis Holman [credited as Bill Holman], Gordon Jenkins, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

L. Leon Pendarvis | Leroy Leon Pendarvis

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