White will be honored on February 8, 2017 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles
Multi-GRAMMY winner Jack White will be honored at The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. The annual event, now in its milestone 10th year, will celebrate the artistic contributions of the P&E Wing’s 6,500-plus professional members, and will highlight White’s accomplishments and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2017, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 pm ET/PT.
“For years, we’ve marveled at Jack White’s prodigious musicianship and have revered him as a guitar-playing mastermind, but we think it’s important to recognize his significant contributions ‘behind the glass’ as well,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “There seems to be no limit to Jack’s pioneering creativity and unbridled passion, and it’s those qualities that embody the spirit of all of our Producers & Engineers Wing members. It’s with great pride that we honor such a talent who is committed to working diligently to ensure that the quality and integrity of recorded music are captured and preserved.”
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2017 honoree, White joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Rick Rubin, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.
Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives.
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