Joey Alexander, the Fairfield Four and Tasha Cobbs, Highly
Suspect, the Mavericks, and Takács Quartet to Perform at Prelude to
Music’s Biggest Night® and Kick
off the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®
Jay Mohr to Host the Star-Studded Ceremony
Jimmy Jam, Jidenna, Lianne La Havas, Keali’i Reichel, Maria
Schneider, and Anoushka Shankar Will Present Awards in Approximately 70
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GRAMMY
Awards Premiere Ceremony®
will take place at Microsoft Theater on Monday, Feb. 15,
2016, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live
internationally at GRAMMY.com/live
Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony will
be hosted by comedian and current GRAMMY® nominee Jay Mohr.
Preceding the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, the
Premiere Ceremony will feature performances by current nominees Joey
Alexander, the Fairfield Four and Tasha Cobbs, Highly
Suspect, the Mavericks, and Takács Quartet.
Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70
categories will be current nominees Jidenna, Lianne La Havas,
Keali’i Reichel, Maria Schneider, and Anoushka Shankar
as well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam.
The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on GRAMMY.com as
video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 58th Annual GRAMMY
Awards will be broadcast live following the event on the CBS Television
Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/5–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage,
updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s
social networks on Facebook
Mohr is nominated for Best Comedy Album for Happy. And A Lot.
This is his first GRAMMY nomination.
Tasha Cobbs, the Fairfield Four, the Mavericks, and Takács Quartet each
have one nod: Cobbs for Best Gospel Album for One Place Live; the
Fairfield Four for Best Roots Gospel Album for Still Rockin’ My Soul;
the Mavericks for Best Americana Album for Mono; and Takács
Quartet for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for
“Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2” with Marc André
Alexander and Highly Suspect have two nominations each: Alexander for
Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Giant Steps” and Best Jazz Instrumental
Album for My Favorite Things; Highly Suspect for Best Rock Song
for “Lydia” and Best Rock Album for Mister Asylum.
Schneider also has two nominations: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for
the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s The Thompson Fields and Best
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime).”
Jidenna, La Havas, Reichel and Shankar each have one nomination: Jidenna
for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Classic Man” with Roman GianArthur;
La Havas for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Blood; Reichel for
Best Regional Roots Album for Kawaiokalena; and Shankar for Best
World Music Album for Home.
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