Summit Records

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Summit Records
Founded 1988 (1988)
Founder David Hickman
Ralph Sauer
Distributor(s) Allegro Media Group
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.
Location Tempe, Arizona
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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 David Hickman and Ralph Sauer.

Four Summit Records recordings have been nominated for 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.

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


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