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Latin Jazz Musicians Sue Over Grammy Snub

Recording Academy eliminated 31 categories in April

Bobby Sanabria

A group of four Latin jazz musicians has filed suit against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the organization behind the Grammy awards. The plaintiffs-Bobby Sanabria, Ben Lapidus, Mark Levine and Eugene Marlow-claim that NARAS’ decision to eliminate the Latin jazz category in April will negatively impact their ability to work and to compete in broader Grammy categories.

The plaintiffs requested the reinstatement of the Latin jazz category by the Academy.

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