The GRAMMY Foundation presents New Orleans Rising, the 8th Annual Music on Film Preservation Project on Feb. 4. Comedian, filmmaker and political commentator Harry Shearer will host this special evening that features live performances by GRAMMY winner Coolio; GRAMMY nominees Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint and Kirk Whalum; as well as Ivan Neville and the Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles. Also in attendance will be Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation President Neil Portnow, and a range of special guests. New Orleans Rising will showcase footage from the treasured city of New Orleans, and celebrate the city's role in the early development of jazz and varied styles of music in this country. The event will feature film highlights from the Gulf Coast region and live musical performances.