11th & Grant showcases Bozeman original, famed stringmaster
MontanaPBS will feature a pair of talents in upcoming episodes of 11th & Grant with Eric Funk, its signature music series. The encore airings will showcase one-time Bozeman foursome Backburner and Rocky Mountain native Dave Grusin.
Airing at 7pm on Thursday, September 10th, local jazz quartet Backburner was featured in an early episode of 11th & Grant’s debut season. The group provides an energized performance of original tunes composed by Alan Fauque (saxophones), Eddie T. (electric bass), and program host, Eric Funk (piano). Mike Gillan (drums) fills out the quartet playing swing, Latin, funk and jazz waltz. The episode will air once again on Saturday, Sept. 12th at 10:20pm.
Following at 7pm on Thursday, September 24th, legendary Grammy and Oscar-winning film composer Dave Grusin performs selections from his vast library of original scores and time-honored jazz tunes. 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. The episode will air again on Saturday, Sept. 26th at 9:45pm.
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. •