[JPL] Grammy Jazz Ensembles To Perform At Prestigious 2009 Grammy Week Events

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Thu Jan 29 22:29:53 EST 2009

  Grammy Jazz Ensembles To Perform At Prestigious 2009 Grammy Week Events

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Santa Monica, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Recording Academy) - Thirty talented 
high school students - representing 23 cities and 13 states - who have 
been selected for positions in the GRAMMY <#> Jazz Ensembles.

These young musicians will travel to Los Angeles for a weeklong musical 
adventure under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan 
School of Music </artist.php?aid=2670> and Dr.

Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of 
Music. They will be launched into the spotlight surrounding the 51st 
Annual GRAMMY Awards <#> through performances at a number of public 
GRAMMY Week events, including public performances at Spaghettini Italian 
Grill & Jazz Club and The Vic. At Spaghettini's on Feb. 2 the Ensembles 
will perform with guest artist and current GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist 
Gerald Albright, and at the Vic on Feb. 4 the Ensembles will perform 
with guest artist and two-time GRAMMY winner and current 
GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Terence Blanchard. In addition, the Ensembles 
will record a CD at Capitol Recording Studios Feb. 5-6, courtesy of EMI 
Music. For the first time ever, the Ensembles will perform at the 
MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Feb. 6, which this year will 
honor Neil Diamond <#>. As a grand finale, they will perform at the 
GRAMMY Celebration® after party on Feb. 8, as well as attend the 
preceding 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards as guests of The Recording Academy.


Feb. 2 - 7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Performance
Spaghettini Italian Grill & Jazz Club
With special guest:
Saxophonist Gerald Albright </artist.php?aid=4855>
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740
$20 per person

Feb. 4 - 7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Performance
The Vic
With special guest:
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard
2640 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$15 per person

Feb. 5-6
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Capitol Recording Studios
Studio B
1750 North Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Note: For tickets to see the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles perform at the 
MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, contact Dana Tomarken at 

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the 
understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of 
recorded music to American culture - from the artistic and technical 
legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of 
future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes 
this mission through programs and activities that engage the music 
industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The 
Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The 
Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such 
as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of 
preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please 
visit www.grammyintheschools.com.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a 
safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. 
MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, 
medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with 
integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and 
attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly 
impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more 
information, please visit www.musicares.com.

Dr. Jazz
Dr. Jazz Operations
24270 Eastwood
Oak Park, MI  48237
(248) 542-7888
SKYPE:  drjazz99

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