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ROBA Interactive’s Groundbreaking Debut iPad Music App “An Evening with Dave Grusin” Now Available

 Multi-Media Experience Takes You Deep Into this Landmark Concert Event

April 26, 2011 – ROBA Interactive’s first iPad App, An Evening with Dave Grusin, is now available in the iTunes App Store. The groundbreaking multi-media app, conceived and produced by ROBA, contains hours of behind-the-scenes interviews, music and video clips from the historic December 2009 concert performance of multi-Grammy and Oscar-winning jazz recording artist, pianist, composer, and arranger Dave Grusin with the 75-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida. A tour-de-force performance of songs written by Grusin, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Henry Mancini with performances from Jon Secada, Patti Austin, Monica Mancini, Gary Burton, Nestor Torres, Sammy Figueroa and Arturo Sandoval, the ROBA music app takes you deeper into the music and all that came together to produce this amazing concert.

There are over 300 pages of amazing photos, videos, audio, artists’ info and more, including 14 HD videos and never-before-seen interviews and 400 Hi-Res photographs of concert and rare backstage photos taken by famed photographer Daniel Azoulay. The app showcases interviews with Grusin and all of the performers and producers, bringing additional insight not only to the music, but to the process of producing a concert and a recording on this scale, with “Making of” chapters and discussions of recording and mixing techniques. You can even see the camera angles from different vantage points in the hall, check out breakdowns of the individual tracks in the final recording mix, and review the actual piano part played by Grusin and see how that tracks along with the music.

The ROBA app also includes:

  • 16 Hi-Res slide shows
  • Exclusive artist audio interviews
  • Artist career overviews
  • Interactive stage plots
  • “Producers Corner” Exclusives
  • Sound samples of performances and the ability to purchase music and videos
  • Links to artists catalogues for purchase
  • Producer notes and artifacts
  • Link to Web Based App Store, iTunes, Amazon, and more
  • JAZZ ROOTS Overview and real time concert info

As famed producer and Chairman of the ROBA Advisory Board Phil Ramone said when he saw the app, “Welcome to the future of the music biz!”

An online video demonstration of the An Evening with Dave Grusin ROBA music app can be seen at http://www.robainteractive.com/demo.html.

The An Evening with Dave Grusin ROBA app is available on iTunes for $9.99. In addition, An Evening with Dave Grusin is also available on CD and Blu-ray Disc from Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The release is the latest installment in producer Larry Rosen’s ongoing JAZZ ROOTS Series, a nation-wide program in major performing arts centers that includes educational and outreach programs designed to connect with local community groups and local school districts. For more info see www.jazzroots.net.

 

About ROBA Interactive:

ROBA Interactive develops multi-media Music Apps for iPad and Android tablet devices that open up new dimensions for an immersive digital music experience. The patent-pending application starts from the artist’s music, and then layers in , videos, interviews, photographs, lyrics, histories,  gaming elements, purchases of music, video, tickets, artist merchandise, and more. The company is led by Chairman Larry Rosen and CEO Larry Miller. The first ROBA Music App, An Evening with Dave Grusin, was released April 26, 2011; one with Pitbull is also in the works. ROBA is based in Miami, FL and New York, NY. www.robainteractive.com

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ROBA Press Contact:

Laurie Jakobsen
Jaybird Communications
646-484-6764
laurie@jaybirdcom.com