LOS ANGELES (Recording Academy)
WHO: Performers include: 22-time GRAMMY Award winner Stevie Wonder, joined by Spensha Baker, Eric Benét, George
Benson, Wayne Brady, Chris Brown, George
Duke, Josh Groban, Ellis Hall, Anthony Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Hootie & The Blowfish, India.Arie, James
Ingram, Randy Jackson, Boney James, Keb' Mo', Josh Kelley, KEM, Jeff Lorber, Mary Mary, Jesse
McCartney, Ray Parker Jr., Raphael
Saadiq, Slash, Angie Stone, Tamia, Michelle Williams, and Lizz Wright. Additional performers to be announced shortly. Recording Academy Trustee Rickey Minor is the executive producer of the event.
Attendees include: Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, Entertainment Industry Foundation President and CEO Lisa Paulsen, Pam Anderson ("Stacked"), Ever Carradine ("Commander in Chief"), recording artist JC Chasez, Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"), Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under"), Henry Simmons ("NYPD Blue," Lackawanna Blues) Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy"), talk-show host Montel Williams, Constance Zimmer ("Entourage"). Additional special guests to be announced shortly.
WHAT: GRAMMY Jam
In conjunction with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), The Recording Academy will present GRAMMY Jam, an evening celebrating the distinguished career and music of Stevie Wonder. GRAMMY Jam will feature artists and musicians performing a set of hits from Stevie Wonder's catalog in a jam-style setting, including a finale featuring the distinguished man himself.
Proceeds from GRAMMY Jam will benefit EIF's National Arts Education Initiative beneficiaries including the following nonprofit organizations: The GRAMMY Foundation, InnerSpark/California State Summer School for the Arts, For The Arts, Inner-City Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005
5:30 p.m. Media Check-in:
6 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m. GRAMMY Jam concert begins
842 South Broadway (@ 9th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90014
MEDIA MUST RSVP: 212.445.8364
NOTE:The Recording Academy along with its affiliated MusiCares Foundation, which provides a safety net of critical services for music people in crisis, have set up the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund and distributed more than $1.5 million to music people affected by Hurricane Katrina so far. To help music people affected by this tragedy, log on to www.grammy.com/musicares.