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NEWS 11 Feb 2008

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Concord Music Group Garners 5 Grammy Wins

Beverly Hills, CA - Last night the Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies and its family of labels including Concord, Hear Music, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Telarc, Heads Up International and Peak, among many others, celebrated a fantastic night at the Grammy Awards winning 5 of their remarkable 28 nominations. The recognition spans an amazing array of genres including jazz, classical, and pop.

Grammy night also saw a performance from Fantasy Recording artist and Grammy nominee John Fogerty. John performed for the first time ever at last night's ceremony as part of the "Icons of Rock" segment alongside Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. The trio performed "Coming Down The Road", a previously unreleased song written by Fogerty. Also performing at last night's ceremony was Concord Recording artist, the legendary singer Keely Smith. Keely was one of the first artists to win a Grammy award at the first ever award ceremony 50 years ago! Keely performed her Grammy winning song "That Old Black Magic" in a wonderful duet with Kid Rock. The pair then went on to present the award for Best Rock Album.

"The scope of Concord Music Group's Grammy nominations and wins represents our strength in and our commitment to our extremely talented roster of artists and the staff that support them" stated Gene Rumsey, Concord Music Group general manager. "We couldn't be more proud."

Here is the complete list of Grammy winners for the Concord Music Group:

Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Joni Mitchell "One Week Last Summer" - Track from Shine (Hear Music)

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Michael Brecker, soloist "Anagram" - Track from Pilgrimage (Heads Up International)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Michael Brecker "Pilgrimage" (Heads Up International)

Best Instrumental Arrangement: Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joe Zawinul) "In A Silent Way" - Track from Brown Street (Heads Up International)

Best Classical Crossover Album: Turtle Island Quartet "A Love Supreme: The Legacy Of John Coltrane" (Telarc)

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