Two Upper Darby High School students have been selected along with 30 other talented teens, to perform in the 2014 Grammy Camp Jazz Session. The students, Immanuel Wilkins and Yesseh Furaha-Ali, play the saxophone.
GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session has been fostering the next generation of music and its makers since 1993, and the results have been truly impressive," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academyplaying with their peers as well as with GRAMMY-nominated and GRAMMY-winning artists at a range of events, but many of them go on to enjoy thriving performance careers, including singer/pianist Peter Cincotti, three-time GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist Gerald Clayton, New York Philharmonic bassist David J. Grossman, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Brandon Heath, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and pianist Aaron Parks, among others.". "Not only do these young people have a once-in-a-lifetime experience during GRAMMY Week
The selected students will perform at various by . This special evening, which is open to the public, will showcase the selectees, along with on Jan. 22, 2014, at the University of Southern California. The group will offer another at with on Jan. 23. GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session members will also attend the on Jan. 26 as guests of The Recording Academy and will perform at the after-party. events including — for the fifth year— an appearance at sponsored
On Jan. 23–25, the young musicians will again record at the legendary in Hollywood, Calif., courtesy of the EMI Music Group. from 2007–2013 at online music outlets such as and Rhapsody.
The GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session selectees are eligible for more than $2 million in college scholarships made possible through the GRAMMY Foundation's college partners: Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and USC Thornton School of Music. In addition, each selectee's school will receive a professional cymbal courtesy of the Zildjian Company.
Check out the two in the below video taken during an appearance in Memphis.