Grammy Nominated SAM HUNT Combined Charity & Music At Downtown LA’s CLUB NOKIA At The GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education!
Posted On 17 Feb 2016
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Last Thursday, February 11th, Grammy Camp hosted an incredible night of music at the downtown Los Angeles venue, Club Nokia. It was the Seventh annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Attendees included members of GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session along with special guest performer and current two-time GRAMMY® nominee, Sam Hunt; Pamela Alexander, director, community development, Ford Motor Company Fund; and Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®.
More than 400 students from the greater Los Angeles area — including 350 from the L.A. Unified School District also joined in this special celebration. Prior to the concert, the students participated in the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Career Day program at their school with the support of Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond The Bell Branch. GRAMMY Career Day is a one-day event that brings music industry professionals together with high school students to make them aware of careers that are available in music and present a behind-the-scenes look into the industry. These students are also given a careers-in-music lesson taught by their music teachers and developed by the USC Thornton School of Music.
GRAMMY in the Schools programs (GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools) are for U.S. high school students and schools. They are part of the GRAMMY Foundation’s offerings and are supported in part by Ford Motor Company Fund. For more information check out: www.grammyintheschools.com
GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive residential 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 seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Marketing & Management; Music Journalism; Songwriting and a Performance Track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances. Funds help support scholarships to program participants.
Before the Grammy-nominated country artist, Sam Hunt took the Club Nokia stage, the crowd was treated to performances by the Grammy Camp Alumni, the Grammy Band which was an very impressive group of young musicians and lastly, the Grammy Choir.
Then it was finally time for the main event! Sam Hunt entered the stage and was met by a thunderous roar from the audience. His debut album has been on the Top 10 for more than a year making it the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. He is nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Album, making him the perfect artist to perform at this amazing event.
Hunt sang all his biggest hits including “Leave the Night On“, “Take Your Time“ and “House Party.” These songs can be found on his nominated collection, “Montevallo” out now via MCA Nashville. Sam will be touring stadiums this spring and summer with Kenney Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
Again, to learn more about the Grammy Camp and this event, go to: www.grammyintheschools.com
All photos courtesy of WireImage.