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.
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.