LALO SCHIFRIN (b 1932 )
A native of the Argentine, the jazz pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin studied in Paris with Koechlin and Messiaen. He continued his career in Buenos Aires, collaborating with Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones.
Schifrin has written music for films, including The Cincinnati Kid, Mission Impossible and Shrek 2. He has made arrangements for jazz ensemble, and written a series of works under the general title Jazz Meets the Symphony.