Fifth Annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! Concert Will Feature Tig Notaro And Vampire Weekend

Sponsored By Ford Motor Company Fund

 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session Performance At Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment Will Feature Delfeayo Marsalis


Thirty two talented high school students — representing 30 cities and 12 states from across the country — who have been selected for positions in GRAMMY CampÒ — Jazz Session.


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, Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and Associate Choral Director Susanna Wegner of Kansas City, Mo. They will be launched into the spotlight surrounding the 56th Annual GRAMMYAwards®through performances at a number of public GRAMMY® Week events, including an appearance at the fifth annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education, sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund.

The week kicks off with a special evening that is open to the public — GRAMMY In The Schools Live! —that will showcase Jazz Session members, and feature special performances by Tig Notaro and Vampire Weekend on Jan. 22, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Jazz Session members will offer another public performance at Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment with Delfeayo Marsalis on Jan. 23. The legendary Capitol Studios & Mastering will again be provided by Universal Music Group for Jazz Session members 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. Artworks. Additional support is provided by Capitol Studios & Mastering (Universal Music Group), Centerstaging, Gibson/Baldwin, Guitar Center, Shure, and Zildjian Cymbals.


Jan. 22

8:15  p.m. Performance

GRAMMY In The Schools Live!

USC, Grand Ballroom

With Tig Notaro and

Vampire Weekend

3607 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA  90089


Tickets are SOLD OUT

Jan. 23

7 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Performance

Spaghettini  Fine Dining & Entertainment

With Delfeayo Marsalis

3005 Old Ranch Parkway

Seal Beach, CA  90740


Contact venue to purchase tickets


Jan. 24–25

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Capitol Studios & Mastering

1750 North Vine St.

Hollywood, CA  90028

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. 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. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The 2014 nomination process is currently open at and the deadline for submissions is March 31. For more information about the Foundation, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook at, follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter and Instagram.  

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Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering any of these events, you MUST request credentials no later than Friday, Jan. 17. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated no later than Friday, Jan. 17.

Media Contacts:

Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

For Ford Motor Company Fund: Edna Sims-Bruce/ESP Public Relations/310.827.9727/


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