Dave Grusin

Dave Grusin has worked in the profession of music since the late 50’s, variously as an arranger, pianist, composer & record producer.  Born in Littleton, CO and educated at the University of Colorado, he holds honorary doctoral degrees from CU and from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He has written over sixty film scores, including The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 3 Days of the Condor, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait, and On Golden Pond.. Having received 8 Academy Award nominations, he won an Oscar in 1988 for The Milagro Bean Field War.   Most recently he has scored Recount for HBO, and Harmony for Balcony Films.

From 1976 to 1995, he was in partnership with Larry Rosen as owners of GRP records.  His life as a recording artist and producer has resulted in ten Grammy awards and numerous nominations, (including one for "Two Worlds" in 2002, and another for Amparo in 2008... these two classical projects with guitarist Lee Ritenour feature performances by Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Chris Botti and James Taylor, among others.)

He has also arranged for and/or performed with: Quincy Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arnold Steinhardt, Bobby Macferrin, Peggy Lee, Patti Austin, Diana Kral, Grover Washington Jr., Art Farmer, Earl Klugh, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, Sergio Mendes, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Andy Williams, Paul Simon, etc.

In addition to his profession, Grusin is co-founder (with Rosen) of the National Foundation for Jazz Education, a philanthropic group dedicated to helping young jazz musicians. He is also a rancher and a dedicated environmental activist.

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