Grammy Awards 2021: Jazz notables to perform at premiere ceremony

Terri Lyne Carrington, Gregory Porter and Kamasi Washington are among the many jazz musicians who are set to perform in this year’s pre-Grammys celebrations.

Carrington and her band Social Science, nominated this year for best jazz instrumental album, will be part of the Grammy Awards premiere ceremony on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. ET, ahead of the official awards show that night.

The premiere ceremony will kick off with a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye song Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology). The special performance will feature the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Regina Carter, Bebel Gilberto, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje and Kamasi Washington, among others.


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All of the artists set to perform at the pre-awards show are nominated for Grammys this year.

The premiere ceremony will be hosted by current three-time Grammy nominee Jhené Aiko and will be streamed internationally via grammy.com.

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET, following the premiere ceremony.