GRAMMY Camp Musicians Thrust Into GRAMMY Spotlight

GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session musicians to perform with current GRAMMY nominees during GRAMMY Week and record an album at Capitol Studios & Mastering
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    Members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session perform at the 2013 GRAMMY Celebration after-party in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013
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    Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig
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    Tig Notaro
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    Delfeayo Marsalis
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    2013 GRAMMY Jazz — Camp Session selectee Andrew Sommer records at Capitol Studios & Mastering in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2013
January 08, 2014 -- 12:39 pm PST

A group of 32 young musicians comprising GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session will travel to Los Angeles to perform at a variety of events during GRAMMY Week, launching them into the spotlight surrounding the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and Associate Choral Director Susanna Wegner of Kansas City, Mo., the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session performances will kick off Jan. 22 at the University of Southern California with a special evening that is open to the public — GRAMMY In The Schools Live! — featuring performances by current GRAMMY nominees Tig Notaro and Vampire Weekend. Jazz Session members will offer another public performance on Jan. 23 at Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment in Seal Beach, Calif., with Delfeayo Marsalis.

Session members will proceed to Capitol Studios & Mastering to record an album on Jan. 24–25. 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 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 as guests of The Recording Academy and perform at the GRAMMY Celebration after-party.

GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session is supported in part by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Capitol Studios & Mastering, Universal Music Group, Centerstaging, Gibson/Baldwin, Guitar Center, Shure, and Zildjian Cymbals.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The telecast also will be supported on radio worldwide via WestwoodOne, and covered online at and

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