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May 22nd NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE IN PROTEST OF GRAMMY TRAVESTY


NARAS ERASES 31 CATEGORIES FROM GRAMMYS

OUTRAGED MUSIC COMMUNITY RESPONDS

On Sunday, May 22nd at 1 pm, world-renowned artists, celebrities, writers, activists and members of the media will gather at the world-famous Nuyorican Poets’ Café, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, to voice their opposition to the recent announcement by the

May 22nd NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE IN PROTEST OF GRAMMY TRAVESTY


NARAS ERASES 31 CATEGORIES FROM GRAMMYS

OUTRAGED MUSIC COMMUNITY RESPONDS

On Sunday, May 22nd at 1 pm, world-renowned artists, celebrities, writers, activists and members of the media will gather at the world-famous Nuyorican Poets’ Café, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, to voice their opposition to the recent announcement by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), to eliminate Latin Jazz from Grammy consideration, as well as many other styles of music, representative of the diversity of the American musical landscape.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM



Nuyorican Poets Cafe


236 East 3rd Street

between Avenues B & C

New York City

(212) 780.9386




Panelists and guests will deliver brief remarks in support of the reinstatement of the eliminated fields. A Q&A will follow. Some of the distinguished panelists and guests from the various music communities affected by this decision who will participate are:

Eddie Palmieri – Legendary pianist, 9-time Grammy winner and former NARAS Board of Governors member, responsible for getting Latin jazz recognized as a category;

Larry Harlow – Legendary Salsa pianist/bandleader, former NARAS Board of Governors member, responsible for getting Salsa recognized as a category, 3-time Grammy nominee;

David Amram -World-renowned composer of the film score for the Manchurian Candidate, multi-instrumentalist, first composer in residence of the NY Philharmonic;

Arturo O’Farrill – Grammy winner, pianist, bandleader, educator;

Bobby Sanabria – Drummer, percussionist, bandleader, educator, 4-time Grammy nominee, press-conference moderator;

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM



Nuyorican Poets Cafe


236 East 3rd Street

between Avenues B & C

New York City

(212) 780.9386




Panelists and guests will deliver brief remarks in support of the reinstatement of the eliminated fields. A Q&A will follow. Some of the distinguished panelists and guests from the various music communities affected by this decision who will participate are:

Eddie Palmieri – Legendary pianist, 9-time Grammy winner and former NARAS Board of Governors member, responsible for getting Latin jazz recognized as a category;

Larry Harlow – Legendary Salsa pianist/bandleader, former NARAS Board of Governors member, responsible for getting Salsa recognized as a category, 3-time Grammy nominee;

David Amram -World-renowned composer of the film score for the Manchurian Candidate, multi-instrumentalist, first composer in residence of the NY Philharmonic;

Arturo O’Farrill – Grammy winner, pianist, bandleader, educator;

Bobby Sanabria – Drummer, percussionist, bandleader, educator, 4-time Grammy nominee, press-conference moderator;

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Good post!
I have witnessed Eddie Palmieri in many concert series as a child and adult. I had the pleasure to talk to him privately at the Blue Note Jazz Club in da village in Manhattan. Also Auturo O'Farrill's 'Afro-Cuban Jazz Band' is hot particularly when they feature other Salsa/Mambo bands at Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan. Also Bobby Sanabria is a real hot and a legendary performer. I was wondering why Sonny Bravo the legendary piano player was not on the piano too, I guess you cannot have to piano players on the rostrum?????????
Sunday, May 22nd 2011 at 9:55AM
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