Daryl McKenzie is an Australian musical director, composer and trombonist.
McKenzie has directed the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra since 1992 playing with artists such as Bill Watrous, Ernie Watts, Rich DeRosa, Drew Zaremba, James Morrison and Wilbur Wilde. He was Musical Director for the television show Hey Hey It's Saturday (Nine Network) from 1992 to 1999 also returning for the 2010 reunion shows. He has directed the Australian Film Institute Awards for SBS television and episodes of Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series)and the Good Friday Appeal for the Seven Network and was Musical Director of Australia's Got Talent Series 1. He has arranged for the television shows Australian Idol, The Logie Awards, Young Talent Time and Carols by Candlelight.
He has orchestrated and conducted movie scores including The Truman Show, The Sapphires, Red Dog, Death Defying Acts, Beneath Hill 60, Hating Alison Ashley, Bootmen and Two Hands plus the Olympic and Commonwealth Games themes for the Seven Network. Daryl has composed music used in the films Love and Other Catastrophes and Summer Coda. He arranged the Collingwood Football Club and St Kilda Football Club theme songs for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's performance at the 2010 AFL Grand Final. Artists to use his arrangements include Ray Charles, Randy Crawford, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow and BB King. He has been musical director for Kate Ceberano, Rhonda Burchmore and Debra Byrne. He was Musical Director of the Victoria Police Showband, has lectured in orchestration and arranging at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Defence Force School of Music (Australia) and the Australian Institute of Music. Daryl can be contacted through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DarylMcKenzieJazzOrchestra