11th & Grant next showcases decorated composer Dave Grusin
Legendary Grammy and Oscar-winning film composer Dave Grusin performs selections from his vast library of original scores and time-honored jazz tunes on an upcoming edition of 11th & Grant with Eric Funk. The episode will air at 7pm on Thursday, November 19th on MontanaPBS.
Grusin showcases his prowess in a memorable solo piano performance with music from Mulholland Falls, Random Hearts, The Milagro Beanfield War, and jazz classics from Bill Evans and Antonio Jobim.
Grusin’s prolific recording career as an artist, arranger, producer and executive producer has made him a household name. His illustrious career began at the University of Colorado where he played with Jazz legends Terry Gibbs and Johnny Smith, and was the assistant music director and pianist for Andy Williams. He continued performing and touring with musical legends including Gerry Mulligan and Lee Ritenour, all while turning his attention to writing for the screen.
His gift for composition and orchestration quickly put him in the forefront of a new generation of motion picture composers. Grusin, adept at a broad musical spectrum, has the unique ability to score movies with the style suited to each individual film, while maintaining his own signature sound.
Grusin’s extraordinary catalogue has earned him 10 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and dozens of other accolades. He won the Oscar for The Milagro Beanfield War, as well as nominations for The Champ, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait and On Golden Pond. In 1979, he partnered with Larry Rosen to form GRP Records, one of the top contemporary jazz and fusion labels.
MontanaPBS will feature an additional airing of the episode on Saturday, Nov. 21st at 10:07pm.
11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premier outlet for music performance in Montana, seeking out the state’s most acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy®-winning performance series also devotes significant time to each artist’s personal story, insights into their music and their approach to life, ultimately providing a deeper experience than a seat at a concert. Accomplished composer and musician Eric Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand selecting each performer from communities around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to zydeco, and rock to fusion.
Previous episodes of 11th & Grant are available to stream anytime at www.11thandgrant.com or on the 11th & Grant app. •