The Creative Group’s sound design division has been selected by WTTW National Productions and LRSmedia to handle the 5.1 surround mix for the upcoming music and documentary series Legends of Jazz. The series will be hosted by Grammy-winning composer Ramsey Lewis, and will feature live performances and interviews with jazz contemporaries such as George Duke, Eddie Palmieri, David Sanborn, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Al Jarreau, Dave Brubeck and Kurt Elling. Episodes will cover such topics as “Great Guitars,” “The Jazz Singers,” “The Piano Masters” and “Latin Jazz.”
Producer Larry Rosen, founder of the jazz label GRP records, created the series, which is being produced in multicamera HDTV. Writing and production is being handled by Steven Dupler, former senior editor of Billboard magazine. The live recording engineer/mixer is Don Murray, with the surround mix handled by David Jaunai, employing two separate ProTools HD systems dedicated to music mix and final mixdown.