The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that it will honor Sir George Martin, a GRAMMY® Trustees Award recipient, six-time GRAMMY Award winner and one of music’s most successful and influential producers, at its annual signature gala Starry Night — an intimate benefit concert and dinner — on July 12, 2008, at the University of Southern California. Martin will be the recipient of the Foundation’s Leadership Award, which salutes noteworthy humanitarians whose charitable work and contributions align with the mission of the Foundation. This prestigious award is being presented to Martin in recognition of a lifetime of commitment and dedication to social, cultural, economic and educational issues spanning the globe. The annual benefit raises funds for the GRAMMY Foundation, which helps preserve our nation’s musical heritage and provides programs that foster future generations of music professionals.
The star-studded event will feature performances by some of the most celebrated artists in the world. Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning producer and former GRAMMY Foundation Board member David Foster will serve as the evening’s musical director.
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