Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, George Harrison among The Recording Academy Special Merit Awards recipients

All recipients will be acknowledged during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards telecast

The Recording Academy will present Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jiménez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients during their annual Special Merit Awards Saturday, February 7th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Richard Perry, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and George Wein will be awarded as Trustees Award honorees and Ray Kurzweil as the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. In its second year, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation will present the Music Educator Award, which was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

A formal acknowledgment of all recipients will be made during the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8th and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Attendees include Bee Gees member, Barry Gibb; blues guitarist Buddy Guy; Tejano accordionist Flaco Jiménez; inventor Ray Kurzweil; songwriting duo Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; producer Richard Perry; jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter; jazz promoter George Wein; and the recipient of the Music Educator Award.TM

Family members or representatives of conductor/composer Pierre Boulez, Bee Gees members Robin and Maurice Gibb; multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter George Harrison; country duo Charlie and Ira Louvin; and President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow will also be in attendance. Additionally, members of GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session will perform.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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