- GRAMMY Live
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony took place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Jan. 26, and presented the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories. The ceremony was streamed live internationally via GRAMMY Live and will be available on demand for 30 days following the telecast.
Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony was hosted by GRAMMY winner Cyndi Lauper and featured performances by current nominees Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Hiatus Kaiyote, La Santa Cecilia, Roomful Of Teeth, and Summer Horns (Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot) with the Larry Batiste Orchestra and special guest Verdine White. Presenting awards were current nominees Roberto Fonseca, Sarah Jarosz, Jeff Lorber, Tig Notaro, Tye Tribbett, and Diane Warren, as well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam.