Gucci Watch & Jewellery and The Recording Academy® held a unique private brunch banquet at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 7. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the partnership, singer / songwriter Aloe Blacc will be present.
Black’s work, Your Your Spirit, is currently nominating a Grammy Award for ‘Best R & B Album’, and his ‘The Man’ and ‘Wake Me Up’ (in collaboration with Avicii) have both hit the top singles charts . Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum®, collaborated with Black to complete a private interview. Black then sang live classics such as I Need a Dollar, Lift Your Spirit and Wake Me Up.
Since the beginning of the collaboration, Gucci Watch Jewellery and the Recording Academy of America have used the proceeds from the Gucci GRAMMY watch series to fund a series of activities, fulfilling Gucci’s commitment to supporting the art of music, protecting musical heritage and cultivating young musical talents.
In 2011, Gucci Watch and Jewellery supported the Music Preservation Program, a very critical project aimed at preserving important music records in human cultural heritage and the core of the GRAMMY Museum® mission. In collaboration with MuzakArchives, the project has enabled the creation of more than 30 music records and nine originals for the legendary jazz performer and musician ‘Fat’ Waller (1904-1943). Tracks are saved and digitally recorded.
In early 2012, Gucci announced the establishment of the Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund, a project created in collaboration with the Recording Academy of America and TheGRAMMY Foundation® to provide scholarships And the opportunity to develop music to train talented young musicians. Since its inception, it has established funds in Greater China, Japan and the United Kingdom, and operates in cooperation with the top music institutions in the country. The most promising students from each fund are invited each year to Los Angeles to participate in the prestigious Grammy Camp®. Over the years, many students from various foundations have appeared on the stage of the Beijing International Music Festival and the Sapporo City Jazz Festival, and have won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Participate in 14 times of GRAMMY® Award-winning master class taught by American jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
Music has always been and will continue to be an important part of Gucci’s heritage. Gucci and the Recording Academy of America are proud to collaborate with many of the world’s best-known musicians, including Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, and Janelle Monáe. The Gucci Interlocking series watches were released in 2012. The series of watches are unique in style with smooth, elegant and modern shapes, fully displaying the ‘Double G’ logo formed by Guccio Gucci’s initials. The two letters are made of stainless steel or PVD-coated, which is mainly used to shape the bezel, which is the key symbol of this series of watches.