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 Givinâ€™ It Up which has songs nominated in three categories. â€œMorninâ€™,â€ currently the No. 1 smooth jazz song in the country, was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance; â€œBreezinâ€™â€ for Best R&B Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocals; and â€œGod Bless the Childâ€ 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 â€¨Ethan Willoughby logged time on Justin Timberlake’s Futuresex/Lovesounds, and Dan and Jim Monti worked on John Mayer’s Continuum.