TEC Awards Hall of Fame Inductee Ed Greene
The TEC Awards Hall
of Fame was created in 1988 to recognize
those individuals, living or deceased, whose
careers have best exemplified the spirit
of creative and technical excellence in
Broadcast Mixer Ed Greene
will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall
of Fame at the 23rd Annual Technical Excellence
& Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday,
October 6, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence
in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding
achievement in professional audio production
and product design.
Greene has worked in
the professional sound industry for more
than 50 years. He has won 19 primetime Emmy
Awards. Earlier this year he received the
Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement
Award and had been nominated for four other
CAS Awards, winning once. He has also been
nominated for 14 TEC Awards and won nine.
His live productions include: 25-plus years
on The Grammy Awards®, more than
20 years on The Tony Awards and 11
years working on The Academy Awards.
He did live telecasts of the 1996 Summer
Olympics and the 2002 Winter Olympics (opening
and closing ceremonies), the Live from
Lincoln Center specials, and Carnegie
Hall, Live at 100. He mixed all 29 years
of “The Kennedy Center Honors”
as well as numerous AFI events.
Born and raised in New York City, Greene
attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He began his professional audio career with
a summer job in 1954 at Allegro Studios
in New York doing voice and piano demos
for music publishers. Within two years the
studio was doing full orchestra recording
sessions. Greene was drafted in 1956 and
served as recording engineer for the U.S.
Army Band and Chorus in Washington, D.C.
Upon discharge he co-founded Edgewood Studios
in Washington. Some of his recordings are
legendary and include Charlie Byrd and Stan
Getz's “Jazz Samba", and Ramsey
Lewis's "The In Crowd.”
Coming to California
in 1970, Greene served as chief engineer
for MGM records and worked with Sammy Davis
Jr., the Osmonds and Lou Rawls, among others.
When many of these artists started doing
television projects, he was asked to participate.
Seeing a need for music engineers that also
understood production, he gradually made
the transition to television. Since then,
Greene has mixed some of the most highly
regarded music, award and dramatic programs.
These include specials with Frank Sinatra,
Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, and Bette
Midler. He has earned the well-deserved
reputation of being the "go-to"
guy when it comes to doing live events for
television like ER, Fail Safe
and West Wing Live.
Lucas & Elliot Scheiner
2001 Roy Halee
2000 Sam Phillips
1999 Tom Dowd
1998 Colin Sanders
1997 Al Schmitt
1996 Willi Studer
1995 Phil Spector
1994 Frank Zappa
1993 Rudy Van Gelder
1992 Bob Moog, Bill Porter, Phil Ramone
1991 Ray Dolby, Bill Putnam, Bruce Swedien
1990 Deane Jensen, Quincy Jones, George
1989 Wally Heider, George Martin, Rupert
1988 Bob Liftin, Les Paul