GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session Headed To L.A.

Jazz Session members to perform during GRAMMY Week with current GRAMMY nominees Juanes and Arturo Sandoval
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    Arturo Sandoval
January 29, 2013 -- 7:00 am PST

Members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, featuring 32 high school students representing 31 cities across the United States, will travel to Los Angeles for a weeklong musical adventure and perform at a variety of GRAMMY Week events under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Leila Heil of the University of Colorado Boulder and Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Jazz Session members will perform at the fourth annual GRAMMY In The Schools Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education on Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation with support from Best Buy and Converse, this event is open to the public and will showcase Jazz Session members along with student alumni from GRAMMY Camp and feature a special performance by current GRAMMY nominee Juanes.

Jazz Session members will also perform with current GRAMMY nominee Arturo Sandoval on Feb. 7 at Spaghettini Italian Grill & Lounge in Seal Beach, Calif.

EMI Music Group will once again provide Capitol Studios & Mastering for Jazz Session members to record an album on Feb. 8–9. This year's recording will join the lineup of previous albums available for purchase at online music outlets such as Amazon and iTunes.

As a grand finale, Jazz Session members will attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10 as guests of The Recording Academy and will perform at the GRAMMY Celebration after-party.

GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session is supported in part by Best Buy, Converse and the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by Capitol Studios & Mastering (EMI Music), CenterStaging, Gibson, Guitar Center, Shure, and Zildjian.

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