The GRAMMY Museum in partnership with the City of New York Mayors Office of Media and Entertainment will establish a six-program program entitled A New York Evening With. The program will be launched on June 17 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with a performance from Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician and social advocate Jon Batiste.
The Museum of Art has offered more than 1,200 public programs since its opening in 2008, with an eclectic list of well-known artists. Devoting Batiste to introduce what will happen is a clear no-brainer.
This summer, I am thrilled to have the GRAMMY Museums well-known educational and public program returning to New York City, starting with none other than Jon Batiste. Mayor Eric Adams of New York City: These efforts align perfectly with our vision to assist future musicians who might one day contribute to the city''s creative economy, but also with our city''s own New York Music Month program, which is offering concerts, workshops, and free rehearsal space throughout the month of June.
The program series will consist of two Summer Sessions during the weeks of July 11 and July 18 and includes resourceful songwriting workshops for 40 students, aimed at assisting them in building solid foundations in songwriting. Each week-long session will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center and will be free of charge for enrolled students.
With his own Social Music Residency and Mentoring program and global master classes, Jon Batiste is dedicated to developing emerging musicians. He has also served as the Music Director of The Atlantic and Co-Artistic Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, but finds time to join the board member for Sing For Hope.
According to Michael Sticka, the President and CEO of the GRAMMY Museum, the program recognizes and recognizes music through its public and educational programs. I am pleased that in partnership with the City of New York and the Mayor''s office of media and entertainment, we can begin this new journey of achieving a long-term programmatic presence in New York.
Tickets for A New York Evening With Jon Batiste will be on sale Weds on June 1. If there are additional artists to be announced for the A New York Evening With series, students may sign up here.