Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, producer and composer, Victor Wooten, will release his 10th studio album, and first in five years, on Sept. 8 titled TRYPNOTYX. In support of the new album, Wooten will hit the road this fall with the Victor Wooten Trio following dates this month with Bela Fleck & The Flecktones.. Produced by Wooten, TRYPNOTYX features legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Bootsy Collins, Santana), veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon), and features singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow. The youngest of five boys, Wooten began playing music at 2 years old, and was playing gigs by the tender age of 5 with the family band, the Wooten Brothers, opening for Curtis Mayfield and War, among others. He first “wowed music heads” nationwide (Kansas City Star) in 1987, as a founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He won his first GRAMMY as part of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones in 1996 for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for The Sinister Minister. His subsequent GRAMMY wins included Best Instrumental Composition for Almost 12 (1998), Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Outbound (2000) and The Hidden Land (2006), and Best Pop Instrumental Album for Jingle All The Way (2008). Named “one of the Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Wooten has been voted “Bassist of the Year” three times by Bass Player magazine reader’s poll, and in February 2017 Huffington Post named him one of “50 Iconic Black Trailblazers,” pictured just after President Barack Obama. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Victor Wooten to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his upcoming album and distinguished career, followed by a live performance. The evening will be hosted by Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Scott Goldman.
The Drop: Victor Wooten
Complimentary ear impressions and custom musician earplugs for eligible attendees.
The GRAMMY Museum invites you to a special free afternoon program with country icon Marty Stuart and his band the Superlatives, in conjunction with the closing of our latest exhibit, Marty Stuart’s Way Out West: A Country Music Odyssey. Stuart returns to the Clive Davis Theater with the Superlatives for a Q&A and performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, and co-curator of the exhibit, Scott Goldman. Having opened on May 25, 2017, the exhibit marks the first GRAMMY Museum exhibit to explore the history of country music, and features artifacts from many iconic artists, including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens. This program is free and open to the public. GRAMMY Museum Members receive priority seating.
Ongoing medical clinic provided throughout the month for uninsured MusiCares clients returning to FFMC with follow-up medical needs. Client must contact MusiCares for an application. Once pre-approved client can set up an appointment directly with provider.
Jack Antonoff is a three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, as well as the creative force behind Bleachers. After serving as lead guitarist in multi-platinum band fun., Antonoff launched his solo project Bleachers in 2014 with the critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire. The album found him setting emotional meditations on anxiety, depression, and loss against a backdrop of earworm melodies and massive choruses on songs like the gold-certified "I Wanna Get Better" (which topped Billboard’s Alternative chart) and the No. 3 Alternative radio hit "Rollercoaster." Bleachers’ sophomore album Gone Now was released on June 2, 2017 on RCA Records. The first single off of the album, "Don’t Take The Money," hit No. 2 at Alternative Radio. Ahead of the album release, The New York Times put out a glorifying profile piece on Antonoff, calling Bleachers’ music "anthemic, life-affirming pop/rock." Bleachers will be heading out this fall on their Gone Now Era headlining tour.
In addition to his work with Bleachers, Antonoff is an in-demand songwriter and producer for other artists, including Taylor Swift (he co-wrote and co-produced her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" as well as three songs on Swift's GRAMMY-winning album 1989), Sara Bareilles (co-writing her GRAMMY-nominated hit "Brave"), Zayn (co-writing and producing his No. 2 hit duet with Swift, "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever"), Sia, Tegan & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Grimes, and, most recently, Lorde, having co-written and co-produced her latest album, Melodrama. Antonoff also founded and curated the annual Shadow of the City music festival, which takes place in his home state of New Jersey in the parking lot of the Stone Pony. Antonoff is also a passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ rights, having collected signatures from 142 high-profile artists, writers, and creators to deliver a message to legislators in Texas considering anti-LGBTQ laws. He is a co-founder of The Ally Coalition (TAC), which encourages allies of the LGBTQ community to act for LGBTQ equality and support its causes. TAC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last few years for local LGBTQ homeless shelters around the U.S. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation about his newest album and career, which will be followed by a special live performance. The evening will be hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman.