Dave Grusin

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About Dave Grusin

Since the 1960s, Dave Grusin has been a successful performer, producer, composer, record label executive, arranger, and bandleader. While completely conversant in jazz piano -- initially evidenced by 1965's hard bop scorcher Kaleidoscope -- his playing leans more toward contemporary jazz. As a film and television composer, he's penned some of the most recognizable themes and scores of the last half century including The Graduate, Candy, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and dozens more. He's released more than 70 albums, including soundtracks, and his playing, producing, composing, and arranging credits number in the thousands. He's won an Oscar and ten Grammys. During the '80s and '90s he released a series of high-charting smooth jazz recordings that include Mountain Dance, Out of the Shadows, and Night-Lines. Grusin and guitarist Lee Ritenour have worked together for decades and released albums such as Harlequin (1985), Two Worlds (2000), Amparo (2008), and Brasil (2024).

Denver, CO, United States
June 26, 1934
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