A group of talented high school musicians representing the 2017 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session will be joined by special guest performers Aloe Blacc and KING for GRAMMY In The Schools Live!, an official GRAMMY Week event taking place at the The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles on Feb. 9.
Blacc, whose hits include "I Need A Dollar," "Wake Me Up" (with Avicii), and "The Man," received his first career GRAMMY nomination for 2014 for Best Traditional R&B Album for Lift Your Spirit. More recently, Blacc teamed with GRAMMY winner Zedd to record the smash single "Candyman."
Current nominees KING — comprising twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and Anita Bias — were mentored by Prince, who discovered the trio via YouTube. They received their first career nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album for their debut album, We Are King. The album, which features "The Greatest," a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
More than 30 high school students from across the United States were selected for the 2017 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. The students, representing 30 cities and 14 states, have traveled to Los Angeles for a 10-day 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. In addition to their GRAMMY In The Schools Live! performance, the Jazz Session will perform at other select GRAMMY Week events, including the GRAMMY Celebration, The Recording Academy’s official after-party following the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
GRAMMY In The Schools Live! is part of the calendar of events held during GRAMMY Week, which culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.