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GRAMMY Week 2018: Jon Batiste To Perform With GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session Students
Select students from the GRAMMY Camp—Jazz Session program will gather at the John L. Tishman Auditorium in New York City during GRAMMY Week to participate in the ninth annual "GRAMMY In The Schools Live!" performance and alumni reception.
Special guest and past GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session participant Jon Batiste will join the student band during the performance. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Batiste is the current musical director for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
Additional guests of honor will include Pamela Alexander, director of community development for Ford Motor Company Fund, which provides funding and support for the GRAMMY Camp program, Recording Academy President/CEO and Board Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Neil Portnow, as well as the recipient of the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum's fifth annual Music Educator Award.
GRAMMY Camp is one of several flagship music education programs the comprise the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY in the Schools initiative, alongside GRAMMY Signature Schools and the Jane Ortner Education Award. GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive nonresidential summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music.
High school instrumentalists can audition for the GRAMMY Camp—Jazz Session, and selectees will travel to the host city for the annual GRAMMY Awards, and participate in high-profile GRAMMY Week performances, recording sessions and attend the GRAMMY telecast.
"GRAMMY In The Schools Live!" will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now.