As part of Grammy Week events, the Recording Academy will spotlight jazz. The event will feature live performances and a special presentation of the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award to accomplished artists. The Grammy Salute to Jazz honoree is Blue Note Records, in honor of the label’s 70th anniversary.
The presentation of the President’s Merit Award to Blue Note Records will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, from 7-10 p.m. (venue to be announced shortly), and will feature a cocktail reception, live performances and appearances by special guest artists, Blue Note Records executives, and the Grammy Jazz Ensembles.
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).