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Jay Ungar

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Composer and musician known for his function in the folk genre. He used the Putnam Region Band along with Kitty Mother as well as the All Night Information Boys. He started his career within the Greenwich Town music scene from the 1960s. He regularly collaborated with vocalist and songwriter David Bromberg. He was created in NEW YORK to some Jewish category of Eastern Western descent. He wedded fellow folk musician Molly Mason in 1991. He became well-known for “Ashokan Farewell,” a melancholy music that he made up because the theme music for Ken Burns up’ 1990 Civil Battle documentary.

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Full Name Jay Ungar
Date Of Birth November 14, 1946
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Composer
Nationality American
Children Ruth Ungar
Movies Brother's Keeper, HomeGrown
Star Sign Scorpio

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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 8 episodes
Mark Twain2001TV Movie documentary musician: additional traditional music
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery1997TV Special documentary musician: violin
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 9 episodes
The Civil WarTV Mini-Series documentary fiddle - 8 episodes, 1990 original theme - 1 episode, 1990 musician - 1 episode, 1990

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HomeGrown2008Documentary
Budapest to Gettysburg2007Documentary
Rabbit Ears: Rip Van Winkle1992Video short
Brother's Keeper1992Documentary
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentary 9 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The National Parks: America's Best IdeaTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Ashokan Farewell"

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