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         Jazz Bassist Stanley Clarke Praises 55th Annual Grammy Awards 
                       For Including Jazz In Its Televised Broadcast.

                                  SOURCE: DIANE HADLEY PR, Published: 2013-02-13

Jazz greats Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Kenny Garrett performed on the televised CBS broadcast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, February 10, in a tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. They performed one of Brubeck’s best remembered pieces, “Take Five,” ending with a few bars of his enduring hit, “Blue Rondo a la Turk.” The show was also supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global and covered only at Grammy.com and CBS.com going out to viewers and listeners worldwide.

For many years Jazz, Classical and other musical genres outside of Pop have been delegated to the Grammy Pre-Show, which has only been available as an online broadcast since the advent of video streaming. Clarke is pleased Grammy producers changed it up a bit this year.

“I’m so happy the Grammy Awards decided to include real jazz as a part of this year's televised broadcast. It was an honor to be asked to participate. Actually, I can’t remember the last time jazz was featured on the primetime awards show. I’ve always found this odd, since jazz is one of our authentic American musical art forms,” says Clarke. “This is wonderful for the jazz community.”

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