2017 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session students
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GRAMMY Museum Announces 2018 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session Students
On Dec. 8 the GRAMMY Museum announced today that 18 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2018 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. The students, representing 18 cities in nine states, will travel to New York City for a seven-day musical adventure under the direction of Justin DiCioccio.
The selected students perform at various GRAMMY Week events, including GRAMMY In The Schools Live! on Jan. 25, 2018, at The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/JM Kaplan Hall at The New School in New York, the official MusiCares Person of the Year after-party celebration honoring Fleetwood Mac at the GRAMMY Celebration after-party. On Jan. 27, courtesy of The Power Station at BerkleeNYC, the young musicians will also record an album (GRAMMY Jazz 26) at the legendary New York facility. Students will also have the chance to attend the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
"We are very excited to hold GRAMMY Camp—Jazz Session in New York City this year and to showcase the talents of these high school instrumentalists in venues throughout Manhattan during GRAMMY Week," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the Board of the GRAMMY Museum. "This program will provide students with unparalleled opportunities to rehearse, record, and perform with their fellow Jazz Session members. It will foster collaborative skills that are necessary for successful careers in any field—and are especially useful if these young people pursue professional paths in the music industry."
The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28, 2018, airing live on CBS from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.