I moved to New York as a saxophone player hoping to break into the jazz world. In London I used to play on the street, and I also accompanied some dance classes. My brother Evan was there, living in a squat. He made it sound very glamorous; which it wasn’t
John Lurie is an American musician, painter, actor, director, and producer. He co-founded The Lounge Lizards jazz ensemble, has acted in 19 films and he has composed and performed music for 20 television and film works. In 1996 his soundtrack for Get Shorty was nominated for a Grammy Award, and his album The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits has been praised by critics and musicians alike.