Jack White to Be Honored at Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Celebration
Prior to the 2017 Grammy Awards, Jack White will be celebrated for his “accomplishments and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music,” a statement from the Record Academy announces.
White is set to be honored as part of the Recording Academy’s annual Producers and Engineers Wing event on Feb. 8, 2017 in West Los Angeles.
"For years, we've marveled at Jack White's prodigious musicianship and have revered him as a guitar-playing mastermind, but we think it's important to recognize his significant contributions 'behind the glass' as well. There seems to be no limit to Jack's pioneering creativity and unbridled passion, and it's those qualities that embody the spirit of all of our Producers & Engineers Wing members. It's with great pride that we honor such a talent who is committed to working diligently to ensure that the quality and integrity of recorded music are captured and preserved,” Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO, says.
The Producers & Engineers Wing was established for producers, engineers and other professionals in the recording industry. Past honorees include T Bone Burnett, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Neil Young and more.
The Grammys air on Feb. 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Nominations will be announced on Dec. 6.