Welcome to Academy Award winning composer-songwriter

Al Kasha's official web site.

Here you will find information on Al Kasha's career, from his early days in New York City, to his many successes in Hollywood.

 
 Al Kasha's New Book "The Ultimate Book On Songwriting" is now available on Amazon/Kindle and Createspace for $14.99. This book is Al's Ultimate Legacy of 50 years of successful songwriting. Songs bring back happy moments and memories of your life.

 

 Al Kasha as of 2013 is currently working with writers Trish Doolan and Robert Chambers Pullman on the play "Two Boys From Brooklyn" based on the lives of Al and Lawrence Kasha, featuring original music written by Al Kasha.
 

"You want to write contemporary pop songs?  Go to chapter 11, Al’s done it.  You want to write R & B songs?  Go to chapter 14, Al’s done it.  You want to write songs for feature film?  Go to chapter 16, Al’s done it.  You want to write country songs?  Go to chapter 13, Al’s done it. You want to write a Broadway show?  Go to chapter 17, Al’s done it. Want to write a Christian song, check out chapter 24. And so on, and so on, and so on.  If you’re learning to drive a car it’s nice to know the person teaching you knows how to drive a car themselves. Al Kasha not only knows how to drive a car but how to take it apart, trick it out, put it back together again and win the Indianapolis 500 with it." 

Phil Swann

Phil Swann is an award winning singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, songwriting teacher and author. His songs have been heard in television, film, on the theatrical stage, and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Blake

Shelton and Lee Greenwood. Swann teaches songwriting at UCLA and sits on the board of advisers for the schools music production program.

 
 

 

 The musical, "Loving The Silent Tears," which Al wrote some of the music for,  will open on October 27th, 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium

Al received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Movie Guide Awards!  For more details visit www.movieguideawards.com



“MR. EXCITEMENT” the motion picture is the story of Jackie Wilson’s life and songs with two-time award winning songwriter Al Kasha. The producers are Christina Engelhardt, Verdine White, Andrew Sugerman, and Al Kasha through Pantheon Productions. Screenplay for “MR. EXCITEMENT” is written by Al Kasha and Jon Watt.

"Pete's Dragon," the High Flying Edition, has just been released on Disney DVD.  The bonus features include Al singing a demo of an unreleased song!!

Al received the prestigious Robert A. Briner Award at the Biola Media Conference April 25 at CBS Studios in Studio City!  Other honorees include award winning director/producer Howard Kazanjian and famed film and TV producer Ken Wales. 

                                  

Donna Summer's hit song "I'm a Fire has hit #1 on the dance charts!  Al has worked with many great writers over his career, but finds Donna to be one of the most fabulous. "I'm A Fire" was written by Al Kasha, Donna Summer & Sebastian Arocha Morton.   Donna Summer's third dance hit from her new CD Crayon's entitled, “It's Only Love,” written by Donna Summer, Al Kasha and Sebastian Arocha-Morton can be purchased on iTunes. 


 



 

Whether the need arises for someone to write a memorable song, compose a compelling film score or provide executive leadership to an entertainment enterprise, Al Kasha has the phenomenal ability to deliver in such fine fashion that great success of award winning distinction is most assured.

 

News:

   

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers came in third for the UK's favorite musical!

Seven Brides Reviews:
 
“With a cast of multitalented players who sing and dance their hearts out, the show offers nonstop pleasure," - The New York Times

"This ‘feel good', all new presentation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers brilliantly combines all elements that superb theater represents. Inspiring dance numbers, accompany Kasha and Hirschhorn's marvelous new songs, amid  unique eye catching sets. Exceptional direction of these 1850's frontier brothers and the blushing wives they kidnap, along with the acting expertise and the contributions of the entire very motivated team, is a moment in theatre for all ages, not to be missed." - New York Daily News

"The show is a spectacularly entertaining success: comedy taken with a lighthearted affection, comedy, sung with gusto and danced with celebratory muscular grace. It's exciting and joyful, warm-spirited, certainly funny and definitely sunny. I love this version of marital merriment so much I want to marry it." - EDGE Publications

"The musical. . . fairly explodes off the stage in this robust and exuberant revival." - Show Business Weekly

“This high energy musical is stupendous from start to finish. The acting, dancing and vocal prowess makes this show into a masterpiece and is just as fantastic as seeing a Broadway show in Beverly, MA. Run, do not walk, to purchase your ticket because this is the must see show of the season.   Bravo.”  - Theatre Mirror

"Seven Brides For Seven Brothers," the TONY nominee for Best Score, has been voted BEST MUSICAL: The Connecticut Critics Circle Award, a Goodspeed Opera House Production.

In a Top Ten Musicals survey conducted by the BBC, "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" was voted the third most favorite musical in the United Kingdom. (Read the online story)...


 
 
DVD Release -  Al Kasha tells the tale of how The Gospel influenced Bob Dylan's music and inspired one of Dylan's greatest hits "Gotta Serve Somebody" in the Epic 4-Hour Documentary Feature, "Rolling Thunder And The Gospel Years" on DVD. More about Al Kasha and Bob Dylan...

 


Holiday Season: Ashlee Simpson sings "Christmas, Past, Present and Future," co-written by Al Kasha, on the newly released album, Ytv Big Fun Party Present Christmas.

Holiday Season: Hallmark Gifts has released "Rockin' With Santa," a Keepsake Musical Christmas Ornament featuring Al Kasha's song "Have Yourself A Rock N' Roll Christmas."



 

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