Grammy Trustees Award

The Recording Academy's former headquarters in Santa Monica, California

Awarded by The Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, technology, and so on have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Grammy Award that is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording."

This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.

Krzysztof Penderecki

Polish composer and conductor.

Penderecki in Gdańsk, 2008
Penderecki sign.svg
Krzysztof Penderecki and Władysław Bartoszewski in 2011
Krzysztof Penderecki conducting the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, 2015
Bust of Krzysztof Penderecki in Celebrity Alley in Kielce
Penderecki conducting Sinfonia Varsovia during the rehearsal, Rudolfinum, Prague Autumn International Music Festival, 2008
Krzysztof Penderecki (first from right) at the Per Artem ad Deum Medal award ceremony

1968: Prix Italia for the Dies Irae in memory of the victims of Auschwitz; Grammy Trustees Award for significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording;

Robert Moog

American engineering physicist and pioneer of electronic music.

A Moog synthesizer
A mural depicting Moog in Asheville, North Carolina
The Moogseum

Moog received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1970.

Herb Alpert

American trumpeter who led Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass in the 1960s.

Alpert in 1966
Alpert in 1966
Herb Alpert at Schiphol Airport (1974)
Alpert being awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2013
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

Alpert and Moss received a Grammy Trustees Award in 1997, for their lifetime achievements in the recording industry as executives and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

W. C. Handy

American composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues.

Handy in July 1941, photographed by
Carl Van Vechten
Handy's birthplace in Florence, Alabama
Handy at age 19
Handy, ca. 1900, director of the Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical College Band
"The Memphis Blues" sheet music cover, 1913
1914 sheet music cover of "Yellow Dog Rag"
W. C. Handy in November 1949, playing trumpet in his music publishing office overlooking Times Square.
Bronze statue of Handy in Handy Park, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

He received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1993.

John Hammond (record producer)

American record producer, civil rights activist, and music critic active from the 1930s to the early 1980s.

with audio console, at a recording session at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Hammond received a Grammy Trustees Award for being credited with co-producing a Bessie Smith reissue in 1971, and in 1986 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sam Phillips

American record producer.

Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis
78 demo record from Sam Phillips studio in Memphis

He received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1991.

Marian McPartland

English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer.

McPartland playing at St. Joseph's Villa near Rochester, New York, in 1975
Marian McPartland interviews Ramsey Lewis on her radio show, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz in 2009
Jazz pianist Marian McPartland at the Village Jazz Lounge in Walt Disney World

McPartland was awarded a Grammy in 2004, a Trustees' Lifetime Achievement Award, for her work as an educator, writer, and host of NPR Radio's long-running Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.

Les Paul

American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

Paul, c. January 1947 (photograph by William P. Gottlieb)
Les Paul playing live, c. 1947
Gibson '58 Reissue Les Paul guitar (2005)
Paul and Mary Ford in 1954
Paul with pianist John Colianni
Paul and audio engineer Roger Nichols, both winners of Technical Grammy Awards
Paul playing a Gibson Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, 2008

In 1983, Paul received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement.

Carole King

American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building and later as a solo artist.

King in 2002
King about 1977
Carole King performing aboard USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean in 2000
King and James Taylor performing during their 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour
King during an interview at the JFK Presidential Library, Boston, Mass., April 12, 2012

Grammy Trustees Award