Heads Up International received four GRAMMY nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on December 7, 2006. The nominations were in a broad array of categories including jazz, contemporary jazz, world music and surround sound. All nominations were for albums released October 2005 through September 2006. Winners will be announced at the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards Ceremony, to be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” February 11, 2007, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8:00-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
“We’re thrilled to receive four nominations this year,” says Dave Love, President of Heads Up. “As part of the 29 nominations for the Concord Music Group overall, we have some incredibly gifted artists, and it’s so wonderful for them to be recognized by their peers.”The nominations for Heads Up are:
Field 16 – World Music
Category 73 – Best Contemporary World Music Album
Long Walk to Freedom – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Field 13 – Blues
Category 65 – Best Traditional Blues Album
Brother to the Blues – Tab Benoit With Louisiana’s Leroux [Telarc Blues]
Field 10 – Jazz
Category 10 – Best Pop Instrumental Album
Wrapped in a Dream – Spyro Gyra
Field 10 – Jazz
Category 45 – Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Who Let the Cats Out? – Mike Stern
Field 28 – Surround Sound
Category 93 – Best Surround Sound Album
Long Walk to Freedom
Martin Walters, surround mix engineer; Martin Walters, surround mastering engineer; Martin Walters, surround producer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 13 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 10, 2007, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What’s The Download.