Dave Grusin Biography (1934-)



Born June 26, 1934, in Littleton (some sources say Denver), CO; son of Henri(a violinist) and Rosabelle (a pianist; maiden name, De Poyster) Grusin. Career: Pianist, keyboardist, composer, conductor, arranger, and record producer. Worked and performed with Quincy Jones, beginning in early 1960s; worked and performed with numerous artists, including Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, RuthPrice, Sergio Mendes, Tom Scott, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Ritenour, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Jon Lucien, Roberta Flack, and Aretha Franklin; record producer, with Larry Rosen, beginning in 1976; owner, with Rosen, of GRP Records, Inc., 1983--, featuring performers such as Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., and others; affiliated with N.Y./L.A. Dream Band, a septetof jazz-fusion artists; principal with N2K Inc. (record label), New York City. Military service: U.S. Navy, involved with air operations, 1956-58.Member: Phi Mu Alpha. Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nomination,best arrangement accompanying vocalists, 1968, for "Fool on the Hill"; GrammyAward, best album or original instrumental score for a motion picture or television special, 1968, for The Graduate(with Paul Simon); Grammy Awardnomination, best arrangement accompanying vocalists, 1973, for "Lady Love";Grammy Award nomination, best arrangement accompanying vocalists, 1973, for "Rashida"; Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental composition, 1976, for "Midnight Soul Patrol" (with Quincy Jones and Louis Johnson); Academy Award nomination, best original score, 1978, for Heaven Can Wait; Academy Award nomination, best original score, 1979, for The Champ; Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental arrangement, 1980, for "Marcosinho," The Hawk. Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental arrangement, 1981, for "Mountain Dance," Mountain Dance; Academy Award nomination, best original score, 1981, Grammy Award nomination, best original score in a motion pictureor a television special, 1982, both for On Golden Pond; Academy Awardnomination, best song (with Alan and Marilyn Bergman), 1982, Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental composition, 1983, Grammy Award nomination (with the Bergmans), best original score in a motion picture or television special,1983, all for Tootsie; Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental composition, 1983, for "An Actor's Life"; Grammy Award, best instrumental arrangement, 1983, for "Summer Sketches '82," Dave Grusin and the N.Y./L.A. DreamBand; Grammy Award, best instrumental arrangement, 1985, for "Early A.M.Attitude" (with Lee Ritenour), Harlequin; Grammy Award nomination, best arrangement accompanying vocals, 1985, for "Harlequin" (with Ritenour), Harlequin; Grammy Award nomination, best pop instrumental, 1985, for Harlequin(with Ritenour); Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental composition, 1986, for "Earth Run" (with Ritenour), Earth Run. Grammy Award nomination, best pop instrumental, 1987, for "It Might Be You," Cinemagic; Grammy Award nomination, best instrumental arrangement, 1987, for "TheHeart Is a Lonely Hunter," Cinemagic(album); Grammy Award nomination,best recording engineering, non-classical, 1987, for Cinemagic(with Don Murray, Keith Grant, and Josiah Gluck); Academy Award, best original score, 1988, for The Milagro Beanfield War; honorary degree from Berkeley,1989; honorary degree from the University of Colorado, 1989; Grammy Award, best arrangement on an instrumental, 1989, for "Suite from The Milagro Beanfield War," Migration; Academy Award nomination, best original score, 1989, for The Fabulous Baker Boys; Grammy Award, best instrumentalarrangement accompanying vocals, 1989, for "My Funny Valentine," The Fabulous Baker Boys Motion Picture Soundtrack; Grammy Award, best album of original instrumental background score written for a motion picture or television, 1989, for The Fabulous Baker Boys Motion Picture Soundtrack; GoldenGlobe Award nomination, best original score, Academy Award nomination, bestoriginal score, 1990, both for Havana; Golden Globe Award nomination,best original score, 1991, for For the Boys; Grammy Award, best arrangement on an instrumental, 1992, for "Medley: Bess You Is My Woman/I Love YouPorgy," The Gershwin Connection; Grammy Award, instrumental arrangement, 1994 for "Three Cowboy Songs"; Academy Award nomination, original score, 1994, for The Firm. Addresses: Office: GRP Records, Inc., 555 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019.; Agent: Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, 3301 Barham Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1477.; Contact: Laurie Jakobsen, N2K Inc., 55 Broad St., New York, NY 10004-2501.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
pianist, keyboardist, composer, conductor, arranger, record producer
Birth Details
June 26, 1934
Denver, Colorado, United States

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