GRAMMY Museum announces New York City program series

Jon Batiste kicks off the series on June 17th

The GRAMMY Museum announces a New York City program series titled “A New York Evening With…” presented by City National Bank, which includes bringing a slate of their renowned education and Public Programs to the East Coast in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Since the Museum first opened in 2008, it has offered more than 1,200 Public Programs with a diverse list of celebrated artists, both in its intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles and viewed for free on the Museum’s official online streaming service, COLLECTION:live.

The New York City series kicks off with GRAMMY Award winner Jon Batiste at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on June 17th. The conversation will be moderated by the GRAMMY Museum’s Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Jasen Emmons, and will include a discussion about Batiste’s career, musical influences and background, creative process, current and upcoming projects, multiple GRAMMY wins, and more. Following the conversation, Batiste will perform a few songs.

The museum will present six programs through the end of 2022 at various venues throughout the city.

The partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment also includes bringing the museum’s education programming to the city with two Summer Sessions, which are free five-day songwriting workshops for students currently enrolled in high school. The program provides valuable resources to help build a solid foundation in songwriting. The Summer Sessions will be presented the weeks of July 11th and July 18th and will have 40 slots available for students. Each week-long session will take place at CUNY Graduate Center and is free of charge to students.

“The GRAMMY Museum prides itself on our unique and exceptional approach to celebrating music through our Public and Education Programs,” states Michael Sticka, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum. “I’m thrilled that in partnership with the City of New York and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, we can begin this new journey of what we aim to be a long-term programmatic presence in New York.”

“I am thrilled to welcome the GRAMMY Museum’s well respected educational and Public Program series to New York City this summer, kicking-off with none other than Jon Batiste,” adds New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “These efforts align perfectly, not only with our vision to support future musicians who might one day contribute to New York City’s creative economy, but also with our city’s own New York Music Month initiative, offering concerts, workshops and free rehearsal space throughout the month of June.”

Tickets for “A New York Evening With Jon Batiste” go on sale Wednesday, June 1st. More artists and dates to be announced soon.

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