( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Jon Batiste to Perform with Grammy Camp®—Jazz Session Students at Grammy in the Schools®
ENSPIRE Contributor: Djata Doumbouya
The Ninth annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Celebration Of Music & Education, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund will take place Thursday, Jan 25, 2018. The attendees include members of GRAMMY Camp®—Jazz Session along with special guest performer and past GRAMMY Camp—Jazz Session participant Jon Batiste; Pamela Alexander, director, community development, Ford Motor Company Fund; and Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy™ and Board Chair of the GRAMMY Museum®. The recipient of the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum’s fifth annual Music Educator Award™ will also be in attendance.
General admission tickets are $20.00 per person; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/2o3UZM7. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. It will take place at John L. Tishman Auditorium —The New School63 5th AvenueNew York, NY 10003.
The GRAMMY Museum’s GRAMMY in the Schools programs (including GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp—Weekend, GRAMMY Camp—Jazz Session, GRAMMY Signature Schools, Jane Ortner Education Award, and more) are for U.S. high school students and schools. These programs receive support from Ford Motor Company Fund as part of Ford’s commitment to music education.
GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive nonresidential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Performance-Instrumental; Performance-Vocal; Songwriting; and Video Production. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances. Funds help support scholarships to program participants. The 2018 GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2018. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants.
More details are available at www.grammyintheschools.com.
Ford Motor Company Fund is the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. Established in 1949, Ford Fund invests in transformational programs that advance innovation, empower people, promote social mobility, and improve community prosperity. Ford Fund works with local and global partners to create opportunities in education, encourage safe driving, enlist employee volunteers, and enrich community life. Ford Fund’s signature programs include Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford College Community Challenge, Ford Driving Dreams, Ford Driving Skills for Life, Ford Next Generation Learning, and the Ford Volunteer Corps.