Santa Monica, CA (December 27, 2012)-The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Grammy-winning musician/producer Quincy Jones and Grammy-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt at its sixth-annual Grammy Week event in 2013.
The event, “An Evening of Jazz,” will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Grammy Week culminates with the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10, 2013, airing live on the CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“The tireless efforts of the P&E Wing continue to raise awareness of the ever-evolving climate of sound quality and the increasing interest in the preservation and integrity of recorded music,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to two industry pioneers who also continue to raise awareness in the field of recording and who have set precedents of excellence within the music community. The contributions of both Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt are innumerable, as are their incomparable bodies of work, and we look forward to an unforgettable evening with these two icons.”
With a career spanning more than six decades and encompassing the roles of composer; film, record and TV producer; artist; arranger; conductor; record company executive; magazine founder; multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian, Quincy Jones has received numerous international awards and accolades, among them 27 Grammy Awards, a Recording Academy Trustees Award in 1989 and a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.
Introduced to the studio world at the age of 7 by his uncle, an engineer at Brunswick Records, Al Schmitt was employed at Apex Studios at age 19 and mentored by Tom Dowd, who provided a schooling that would serve Schmitt for more than four decades as an engineer and producer. Schmitt has recorded more than 150 gold and platinum albums, has won 18 Grammy Awards, including 10 in the Best Engineered category, two Latin Grammy Awards and, in 2006, he received a Recording Academy Trustees Award.
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing