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Producer Arif Mardin Named Nordoff-Robbins Man of the Year

Posted in News on January 31, 2001

Veteran producer and BMI songwriter Arif Mardin has been named Man of the Year by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Foundation, a charitable organization that provides music therapy for a broad range of people, including disabled and autistic children, individuals under psychiatric care, self-referred adults seeking a creative approach to emotional difficulties or personal development, and individuals with medical problems and in geriatric care. The award ceremony will take place in May at Roseland Ballroom in New York.

Mardin, a six-time Grammy winner, will also receive a NARAS Trustees Award at this year's Grammys on February 21 in Los Angeles. An accomplished musician, arranger and songwriter, Mardin's talent has benefited such disparate artists as Anita Baker, the Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Culture Club, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Donny Hathaway, Jewel, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Bette Midler, Modern Jazz Quartet, Willie Nelson, Laura Nyro, John Prine, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr and Barbra Streisand, among others.