Jame Mendoza Nava


December 1, 2017

In honor of what would have been Jaime Mendoza-Nava's 92nd Birthday, please enjoy an edited compilation of some of his recordings entitled, "High Country Suite." This recording will be posted for a limited time during the month of December.

Happy Birthday, Jaime!

Born: December 1, 1925

June 3, 2017

1959 June 3 - . 58 years ago today brings back vivid memories

  • Construction begins on the first Saturn launch complex - Program: Apollo. Cape Canaveral, Florida. (1)

"Answering President Kennedy's challenge of landing men on the moon by 1969 required the most sudden burst of technological creativity, and the largest commitment of resources ($24 billion)...

May 21, 2017

After serving as music director for UPA (United Productions of America), producers of the Mr. Magoo cartoons, Jaime opened his own post production company. It was common to walk into his studio and find two or three projects in progress. Jaime never advertised, and despite being a great musical talent, was not a sales person nor good at self-promotion. Most...

April 30, 2017

While in seventh grade, I can remember our teacher speaking about the Japanese form of poetry, Haiku. Even as a child, I was intrigued by its simplicity of form while also possessing the possibility to be profound and beautiful. Sitting with my classmates that day, I was pleased to see a 16mm projector set up in the back of the room. For me, educational fil...

April 20, 2017

Check out this terrific article from Filmmaker about Charles B. Pierce  - motion picture director, producer and actor.  Charlie was indeed a trailblazer, artist, entrepreneur and more. I remember him bringing a print of the John Ford film, "The Searchers," to Jaime's studio, near Warner Brothers in Burbank, for the team to view so that they would understand...

April 19, 2017

“Empires fall, love survives" is the tagline for the historical drama, "The Promise," starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac soon to be released on April 21st.  In the Open Road film, Bale portrays an American Associated Press journalist while Isaac plays an Armenian medical student whose life is on the line during the Armenian genocide. Bale has brought h...

April 11, 2017

While most would agree that Jaime’s true passion was music, there was another side to him that many probably didn’t know. Stacked along the back wall of his dark post-production projection room, almost hidden under the theater-size screen, were several unlabeled boxes - each about six inches high, three feet wide and three feet deep  - alongside several cra...

April 10, 2017

Several months ago I met and interviewed L.Q. Jones (Motion Picture Director, Producer, Writer and Actor.) L.Q. is well known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah. He became a member of Peckinpah's company of actors, appearing in his Klondike series (1960–1961), Ride the High Country (1962), Major Dundee (1965), The Wild Bunch (1969), The Ballad of Ca...

April 10, 2017

Listen to “Estampas y Estampillas” (“Pictures and Postcards”), when you open the “About” page of JaimeMendozaNava.net. Neil Brast of Palo Alto, California describes the work as “A little known masterpiece – These musical miniatures for cello duet or cello choir are masterfully crafted with lively rhythms, subtle moods, and everchanging sonorities. Great fun...

March 26, 2017

The Madrid Royal Conservatory (Spanish: Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid) is a music college in Madrid, Spain.


The Royal Conservatory of Music was founded on July 15, 1830, by royal decree, and was originally located in Mostenses Square, Madrid. In 1852 it was moved to the Royal Opera, where it remained until the building was condemned...

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