CHILDREN’S ALBUM GRAMMY® Hollywood
All five nominees perform a public show for families; ticket proceeds benefit SJO's "Music in the Schools"
The Children’s Recording Arts Alliance announces the seventh annual charity benefit performance featuring all five of this year’s children's album GRAMMY® Award nominees. This year’s public concert at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA, will be held on: Saturday February 13,2016 at 11 am to 12 noon. All ticket sales benefit the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’s "Music in the Schools" program.
Tickets to the one-hour, all-ages concert ($15 in advance, $20 day of show) are available via BrownPaperTickets .
SiriusXM Kids Place Live hosts Kenny and Mindy will emcee the concert, at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, in the Hollywood & Highland complex.
Musical styles at the all-ages performance will range from indie pop to jazz and bilingual Latin American rhythms. This year’s concert is noteworthy because all five nominated artists are independent musicians: Gustafer Yellowgold, Lori Henriques, Tim Kubart, Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly, and José-Luis Orozco.
All net proceeds from the performance will go to support The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's "Music in the Schools" residencies, which serve more than 3,400 students each week throughout Los Angeles county. With a unique curriculum for elementary age students, including its flagship "Bach to Bebop" residency, students in Compton, Long Beach, Watts, and the San Fernando Valley learn to become music creators, appreciators and performers.
The annual benefit concert is produced by a volunteer team: KC Mancebo of Clamorhouse Kids, Regina Kelland of To Market Kids and Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR. The parenting media sponsor of the concert is L.A. Parent magazine with the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). A children’s recording arts industry mixer will follow the concert at a local restaurant. DJs Absolutely Mindy and Kenny Curtis from SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “Kids Place Live” channel will record the concert and artist interviews, for a special to air over GRAMMY weekend.
While this event celebrates recording arts and this year’s nominees for best children’s album, it is not an official event of the Recording Academy. The children’s album award winner will be announced at the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards pre-telecast ceremony in the Microsoft Theater at LA Live on Monday, February 15th. Visit www.grammy.com for more information.
Introducing the 2016 Best Children’s Album GRAMMY nominees :
¡Come Bien! Eat Right! by José-Luis Orozco Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Dark Pie Concerns by Gustafer Yellowgold Label: Apple-Eye Productions
Home by Tim Kubart Label: Tim And The Space Cadets
How Great Can This Day Be by Lori Henriques Label: Human Puppy Records
Trees by Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly Label: Yay! Music
Stream song samples HERE.