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series: Evening With Dave Grusin
air date: 6/22/13 3:00 AM
Dave Grusin - the 10-time Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer, conductor and pianist responsible for scoring some of the most entertaining and enduring films of the past 50 years - takes center stage in AN EVENING WITH DAVE GRUSIN. The 2009 concert special captures Grusin conducting and performing with a host of guest jazz artists - vibraphonist Gary Burton, trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval, flautist Nestor Torres and percussionist Sammy Figueroa - and backed by the University of Miami Frost School of Music's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. The production features musical selections from Grusin's award-winning film soundtracks for On Golden Pond, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys and more. Additionally, Grusin celebrates the work of great American composers, including George Gershwin, Henry Mancini and Leonard Bernstein. Patti Austin and Jon Secada perform a poignant duet of Bernstein's "Somewhere," from Broadway hit West Side Story; Monica Mancini sings "Moon River," the song her father composed and arranged for the 1961 classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's; and Grusin plays a medley of well-known pieces from the American folk opera, Porgy and Bess.
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