Summit Records

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Summit Records
Founded 1988
Founder David Hickman, Ralph Sauer
Distributor(s) North American distribution by Allegro Media Group of Portland, Oregon
Genre Jazz, classical, world, children's, folk, contemporary, comedy
Country of origin United States
Official website www.summitrecords.com

Summit Records, Inc. is an internationally distributed record label that evolved out of the dynamic large brass ensemble Summit Brass in the late 1980s. It was established by a group led by officers and Summit Brass musicians David Hickman and Ralph Sauer.

Four Summit Records recordings have been nominated for the Grammy Awards, including "The Manhattan Transfer Meets Tubby the Tuba" in the "Best Children's Album" category, the Chicago Chamber Musicians were finalists in the "Best Chamber Music Performance" category, Pete McGuinness in the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist" for his arrangement of "Smile", and The University of Miami Concert Jazz Bands' recording of "Three Romances" in the category of "Best Instrumental Composition".

Summit developed the OrchestraPro Series to teach orchestral excerpts by professional musicians; a sort-of take home private lesson. They also have a subsidiary, SummitKids, a line that produces educational and other recordings geared toward children.

In 2006 Summit Records took over distributorship of MAMA Records, which was founded in 1990 by Gene Czerwinski. It has won three Grammy Awards including Count Basie Orchestra, Bob Florence, and Randy Brecker.

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