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Architects of Sound: Frank Sinatra

GRAMMY Museum Gala to be Hosted by Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

Proceeds to Benefit the Museum's Education Initiatives for K-12 Students

Continuing the celebration of the Frank Sinatra Centennial in 2015, Frank Sinatra will be honored with the GRAMMY Museum's 2015 Architects of Sound Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Hosted by Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, the dinner and concert will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles in conjunction with the opening of Sinatra: An American Icon, and will benefit the Museum's education initiatives. Performers will be announced soon.

"We are very excited to continue celebrating Frank Sinatra's centennial by honoring him at our 2015 Architects of Sound Awards," said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "Sinatra's contributions to popular music and the entertainment industry overall have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to the Sinatra family for partnering with us to recognize him at this year's gala and with our latest exhibit, Sinatra: An American Icon."   

In recognition of Sinatra's unparalleled contributions to popular music, the legendary GRAMMY winner will be the recipient of both the Architect of Sound: Vision and Architect of Sound: Artist Awards. Selected by the Museum and its Board of Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and have helped shape the sound of a specific genre.

The 2015 GRAMMY Museum Architects of Sound Gala will begin with a reception and touring of the Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation. The celebration will culminate with a concert produced by Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY Museum Board member and GRAMMY Awards telecast producer since 1980.

Major gala sponsors include AEG, The Recording Academy, Carolyn Powers, John Branca, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Media sponsorship will be provided by Los Angeles magazine and Billboard.

About Frank Sinatra

Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year's new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades, which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album Of The Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today's music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures. 

Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.

2013 Architects of Sound: Motown

The GRAMMY Museum's Inaugural Architects of Sound Gala Honored Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson 

The GRAMMY Museum celebrated our inaugural Architects of Sounds Gala on November 11, 2013, where we honored Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and their contributions to Motown music. The Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre. Gordy received the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson received the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. "We were honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards," said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, Bob Santelli. "Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music.”

The Gala began with a reception and touring of the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation, hosted by Randy Jackson. The celebration culminated with a concert, produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions, featuring four-time GRAMMY-winning group Boyz II Men and four-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland. In addition to serving as a GRAMMY Museum Board member, Ken Ehrlich has produced the GRAMMY Awards® telecast since 1980 and is responsible for the creation and presentation of the show's most iconic GRAMMY moments during that time.

Proceeds from the GRAMMY Museum gala provide essential support for the Museum, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging both children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances and more. 

Major gala sponsors included The Recording Academy, AEG, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Additional sponsors include CBS Corporation, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Ziffren Brittenham LLP, Carolyn Powers and The David Geffen Foundation. Media sponsorship was provided by Los Angeles Magazine.