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Recording Academy Honors Golson, Silver and Hendricks

The Recording Academy, as part of its Grammy Week, will honor Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks and Horace Silver in an evening dedicated to celebrating the importance of jazz. The Grammy Salute to Jazz pays tribute to jazz as an art form, as well as to the individuals who have helped shape modern jazz.

The President’s Merit Award will be presented to Golson, Hendricks and Silver for outstanding achievement and contributions to jazz and the music community. There will also be live performances by the honorees and by vocalist Al Jarreau.

Golson is a composer, arranger and saxophonist who has played with the likes of Tadd Dameron and Dizzy Gillespie; Hendricks, a vocalist and educator, has worked with artists including Bobby McFerrin and George Benson and is known for his work with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross; composer and pianist Silver helped pioneer the hard bop style of the 1950s.

Grammy Week is a celebration of music and recording arts that leads up to this year’s 47th Annual Grammy Awards. The Salute to Jazz ceremony will take place at the Music Box at the Fonda in Hollywood on Feb. 8. The Grammys will be broadcast live on Feb. 13 from the Staples Center on CBS.

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