Instructors/Grads Do Grammy Work

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photo caption: CRAS instructor Kevin Becka with George Benson

Two CRAS instructor’s engineering work will be heard a-plenty at the upcoming 49th annual Grammy awards show on February 11th. Jeff Harris and Kevin Becka worked on the George Benson and Al Jarreau CD Givin’ It Up which has songs nominated in three categories. “Mornin’,” currently the No. 1 smooth jazz song in the country, was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance; “Breezin’” for Best R&B Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocals; and “God Bless the Child” for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Both engineers have a deep history in the LA music scene having worked with such artists as Supertramp, Quincy Jones, Kenny G. and more.

Several recent grads in the field were also credited on some notable releases that got Grammy nods. Anthony Zamora worked on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium while 
Ethan Willoughby logged time on Justin Timberlake’s Futuresex/Lovesounds, and Dan and Jim Monti worked on John Mayer’s Continuum.

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