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Dave Grusin

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Dave Grusin
Grusin in 2008
Grusin in 2008
Background information
Birth nameRobert David Grusin
Born (1934-06-26) June 26, 1934 (age 90)
Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, contemporary jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards
Years active1962–present

Robert David Grusin (born June 26, 1934) is an American composer, arranger, producer, and pianist. He has won an Academy Award and ten Grammy Awards. He is the co-founder of GRP Records. He won an Oscar for his score of The Milagro Beanfield War (1988).[1][2]


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Grusin's influences include Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Herbie Mann, Nat King Cole, Herb Alpert, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner and Buddy Baker.


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  1. "Dave Grusin Page". Soul Walking. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. "Dave Grusin Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved April 22, 2019.