Sunday Jul 22, 2018
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The Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, producer and jazz pianist, is the subject of the feature-length documentary film and also performs a piano set live.
Each year, the New Mexico Jazz Festival honors legendary jazz artists living here in New Mexico, and this year, along with legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (at Outpost Performance Space, July 12), we honor Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, producer, and jazz pianist Dave Grusin, who is the subject of a feature-length documentary film entitled Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time. This screening is a “special preview" of the full-length documentary, which will be released theatrically later this year. Produced by filmmakers (and well known Santa Fe jazz musicians) Barbara Bentree and John Rangel of Jindojazz Independent Media Productions, with the full cooperation of Grusin and his family, the film chronicles Grusin’s extraordinary career, from his humble beginnings in Littleton, Colo., through his time as Andy Williams’ music director, scoring TV and movies starting in the 1960s, the creation of his jazz label GRP Records in the 1970s. Over the past fifty years, Grusin has been nominated for thirty-eight Grammy Awards, eight Academy Awards and four Golden Globes Awards, along with many other achievements. He has performed in concert halls and major Jazz Festivals all over the world and wrote the scores for such films and TV Shows including Tootsie, The Graduate, On Golden Pond, Heaven Can Wait, Three Days of the Condor, Milagro Beanfield War for which he won an Oscar, and St. Elsewhere. He also co-founded GRP Records (with Larry Rosen) which was the best-selling jazz label for five consecutive years. Their forward-thinking partnership had a monumental impact on the record industry, setting the standard for digital recording fidelity. As a composer, pianist, arranger and producer, Grusin is one of the most prolific American musicians of the past century. The documentary features interviews with some of the most important voices in the television, film and recording industries, as well as Grusin sharing stories about the evolution of the movie and music businesses. Following the film preview, Mr. Grusin will perform a solo piano set of his music after which he will be joined by the filmmakers in a Q & A session.