‘An Evening with Dave Grusin’ Receives a Grammy Nomination

December 02, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL — An Evening with Dave Grusin recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound Album [Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)].

Dave Grusin, 10 time Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-winning composer, has scored some of the most entertaining and enduring films of the past half-century.

An Evening with Dave Grusin, (available on CD, Blu-ray Disc and ROBA iPad App), is a groundbreaking live program that captures him conducting and performing with a host of stars and backed by the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. The program was co-presented by Festival Miami.

The musical selections feature Dave’s award-winning film scores for On Golden Pond, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Goonies and more. Additionally, Dave celebrates the music of great American composer George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Henry Mancini’s Moon River and Leonard Bernstein’s music for the Broadway hit, West Side Story. Dave is joined by guest artists: Patti Austin, Jon Secada, Monica Mancini, Gary Burton, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres and Sammy Figueroa.

The album was released on April 26, 2011 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. It is a collection of 12 songs from the performance. The groundbreaking ROBA Interactive iPad app for the project was also released that day, and includes over 300 pages of photos, videos, audio options, artist interviews, “making of” footage, and more.

The concert was part of the 2009 JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series, conceived to be as much about education as it is about music. As one of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s largest and most dynamic outreach efforts, the JAZZ ROOTS series provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes performance and educational component to local jazz high school students during each show.

JAZZ ROOTS producer Larry Rosen and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, ensured that the musicians play a role in fulfilling the series mission to broaden the horizons of our South Florida youth and enhance their quality of life through cultural and learning experiences by participating in pre-concert workshops with area students.

About Frost School of Music
The mission of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings. The Frost School of Music is a world-class music institution with 100 faculty members and 700 students. It is one of 12 prestigious schools and colleges at the University of Miami, a major research institution ranking in the top 50 of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges list. As a result, Frost School students have the freedom to explore many disciplines and carve an educational path unique to their aptitudes and interests.

Frost music programs are among the most diverse in the nation. Performance strength, creativity and scholarship are at its core. World-class faculty recently implemented the groundbreaking Frost Experiential Music Curriculum, designed to train undergraduate students more deeply and with more relevancies for the profession today. A new M.A. in Arts Presenting and a new J.D./M.M. in Music Business are two new graduate programs and the Henry Mancini Institute provides graduate students with cross-genre performance opportunities in professional settings. http://www.music.miami.edu

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An Evening with Dave Grusin CD receives Grammy Award nomination for Best Surround Sound Album (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group).