Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES Today

In collaboration with PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES series, The Recording Academy will air "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" - a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients - on Oct. 14 from 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS. Taped at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, this special features tribute performances and never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the recipients' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage. THE LINEUP features performances by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane; Patti Austin; Ry Cooder; Lila Downs; Earth, Wind & Fire; David Foster; Andy García and The CineSon All Stars; Herbie Hancock; Henry Gray; J'Nai Bridges; Kris Kristofferson; Lucrecia; Shelby Lynne; Magnolia Sisters; Martina McBride; Naughty By Nature, Anthony Parce; and JD Souther. Presenters include David Crosby, Jimmy Jam, LL Cool J, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Don Was.

Among numerous highlights, psychedelic rock PIONEERS Jefferson Airplane take fans back in time as they play some of their most memorable hits that shaped much of the San Francisco scene in the 1960s and earned them international mainstream success. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady performed "Somebody to Love" and "Embryonic Journey"/"Come Back Baby" medley. Grace Slick appeared to accept her Grammy award!

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Jefferson Airplane, Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt, and Run DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Also being honored is Phillip Riggs, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award.

Hot Tuna, (Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady) will perform this fall at:

Sep 30 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA Acoustic Hot Tuna
Oct 01 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA Electric Hot Tuna
Oct 02 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA Acoustic Hot Tuna
Oct 05 The Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY Jorma sits in w/Tedeschi Trucks Band

Nov 12 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT
Nov 18 At The Tabernacle, Tabor, NJ Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 19 The Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 20 The Egg, Albany, NY Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 22 Spruce Peak PAC, Stowe, VT Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 23 The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 25 The Hamilton, Washington, D.C. Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 26 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 27 The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA Jorma Solo

Dec 01 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA Jorma sits in w/Tedeschi Trucks Band
Dec 02 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY Jorma Solo
Dec 03 Catherine Cummings Theater, Cazenovia, NY Jorma Solo
Dec 09 Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY Jorma Solo

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