www.patricerushen.com From the 1979 Pizzazz Rushen was born in Los Angeles, California on September 30, 1954, the eldest of two daughters born to her father and the former Ruth Harris. She demonstrated her musical potential at a young age; she was regarded as a child prodigy. In her teens, she won the prestigious 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival. She earned her degree in music from the University of Southern California. As a mature woman, she became a jazz master and top musical director. Due to her musical talents, Rushen has made many ground-breaking achievements. She became the first woman to serve as head composer director for the Grammy Awards and the Emmy Awards, the first woman to serve as musical director for the NAACP Image Awards broadcast, an honor she held for twelve consecutive years. Rushen has been the only woman to be a musical director/composer for the People’s Choice Awards, HBO’s Comic Relief and the only woman musical director/conductor/arranger for a late-night television talk show, The Midnight Hour which aired on CBS. In addition, Rushen was named musical director/composer for Newsweek’s first American Achievement Awards, broadcast on CBS from the Kennedy Center and she served as the musical director for Janet Jackson’s World Tour, “janet.” In 2008, Rushen accepted a professorship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston. The course is Patrice Rushen: The Value of Music Education. She also continues to play keyboard and has played in the …
We live here – Japan 1995
For more info – www.eagle-rock.com Marvin Gaye is an American legend. He was signed to the fledgling Motown label in 1961 by label founder Berry Gordy and scored a total of 39 US Top 40 singles for the label. This was recorded at the Montreux jazz festival in 1980; the full concert is available on the Eagle Vision DVD “Live at Montreux”.
Was in a coffee shop and heard a wonderful CD with jazz covers of popular songs from the early 2000s including “My Heart Will Go On”, and “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”. Songs also included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Let it Be”.