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Grammy Does Jazz

Kenny Burrell Tribute to include performances by Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Hubert Laws and Grammy Jazz Ensembles. The Ensembles also perform at later events with Mindi Abair, Brian Culbertson, Boney James and James Moody.

Hubert Laws
Kenny Burrell
Anthony Wilson

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, the Recording Academy, the folks who present the Grammy Awards, will pay tribute to Kenny Burrell at a special event held a few days before the Awards broadcast. The Grammy Salute to Jazz will be held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and will be hosted by KJAZZ radio personalities Tommy Hawkins and Bubba Jackson.

Slated to perform are Burrell himself, along with Hubert Laws, Anthony Wilson and the Grammy Jazz Ensembles (a group of 28 high school musicians selected from across the country). During this evening dedicated to paying tribute to jazz, Burrell will be presented with The President’s Merit Award for his outstanding achievement and contributions to the jazz genre and the music community.

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