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Come Rain or Shine, Strike or No Strike - THE ROOTS' 5th Annual JAM SESSION Will Go On ... With the Support of ROCK THE VOTE



LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roots Jam Session has
developed a reputation as the alternative to the "stuffy" industry parties
that consume Hollywood during award season and this year will be no
different. As always, the centerpiece of the night will be a continuous
5-hour jam that allows major music superstars and breaking bands to perform
live and unrehearsed with musical backing from one of Rolling Stone's "20
greatest live acts in the world" -- the Grammy Award winning band, THE
ROOTS.

This year's private, invitation-only annual experience occurring
February 9th, 2008 from 10pm to 4am, again produced by GoodtimeGirl
Entertainment and Keldof (http://www.keldof.com), will be a celebration of
people's right to choose -- be it an individuals choice to show up to an
awards ceremony or a choice to vote and have their voice heard. In
celebration of ROCK THE VOTE's 18th anniversary, the 2008 jam will be a
launch pad for their efforts to engage, register and turnout young people
in the Presidential election this November.

This year, the Roots plan to perform their highly anticipated new
single "Birthday Girl" featuring Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, from the
album "Rising Down" releasing April 29, 2008. Although the jam session's
slate of performers is never announced in advance, A-listers and superstars
who have stopped by or performed over the years include Queen Latifah,
Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Fiona Apple, Natalie Portman, The Family, Don
Cheadle, Mos Def, Jada Pinkett Smith, Norah Jones, Common, Jeremy Piven,
Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher, India Arie, Matisyahu, Fall Out Boy, Beyonce,
Spike Lee, Michel Gondry, and Tom Cruise. Confirmed attendants for this
year already include The Black Eyed Peas, Chrisette Michelle, Ne-Yo, and
Amy Winehouse among others.

For 18 years, Rock the Vote has fused celebrity and politics in an
effort to inspire, engage and mobilize a generation to action. Rock the
Vote gives young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action
on the issues that affect their lives and leverage their power in the
political process. Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by
nobody's agenda but their own -- they tell it like it is and pride
themselves on being a trusted source for information on politics.

The Roots are: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (drums), Tarik "Black
Thought" Trotter (emcee), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Kirk "Captain Kirk"
Douglas (guitar), Owen Biddle (bass), Frank Knuckles (percussion) and
introducing on sousaphone -- Damon "Tuba Gooding" Bryson.

For info on jam session partnership packages, Kevin Seldon:
kevin@keldof.com

To secure an artist for performance, Tina Farris: tina@okayplayer.com
For info on Rock the Vote, Shavonne Harding: shavonne@rockthevote.com

CONTACT: Arian Reed
213.253.0550
arian@arprmarketing.com

Myiah Hughes
404.909.5866
myiah@arprmarketing.com



SOURCE Keldof

  

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Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year? [View all] , justin718, Wed Jan-09-08 02:37 PM
 
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ME TOO!
Jan 09th 2008
1
^^^^
Jan 11th 2008
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RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 09th 2008
2
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 10th 2008
3
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 10th 2008
5
i'd like to go this year bc i got screwed last year
Jan 10th 2008
4
RE: i'd like to go this year bc i got screwed last year
Jan 10th 2008
6
i got on the guest list too but had to choose between their...
Jan 11th 2008
9
a justin718 post not about pac div?
Jan 11th 2008
7
i was there, and i would kill to go again this year..
Jan 11th 2008
8
RE: i was there, and i would kill to go again this year..
Jan 11th 2008
12
yeah, im supposed to be in LA around that time.
Jan 11th 2008
10
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 13th 2008
13
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 14th 2008
14
It's been their practice to wait until the last minute
Jan 16th 2008
17
      RE: It's been their practice to wait until the last minute
Jan 20th 2008
18
u know there's a writers strike. there may not even be a grammy show
Jan 14th 2008
15
RE: u know there's a writers strike. there may not even be a grammy show
Jan 15th 2008
16
Guild Says It Won't Picket Grammy Awards
Jan 23rd 2008
19
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD --- INVITE ME!!!!!!
Jan 23rd 2008
20
this is good news..
Jan 24th 2008
22
ya know 2.10 is Dilla's 2 year afterlife anniversary, right?
Jan 23rd 2008
21
great news! now if only i can get that invite
Jan 25th 2008
24
RE: great news! now if only i can get that invite
Jan 25th 2008
25
RE: it's happening - please please invite me (link)
Jan 25th 2008
26
cool.
Jan 25th 2008
27
RE: it's happening - please please invite me (link)
Jan 26th 2008
28
RE: it's happening - please please invite me (link)
Jan 26th 2008
29
*puts in obligatory 'please invite me' request here*
Jan 26th 2008
30
this is the same night as the dilla nightlife, hm.....
Jan 29th 2008
41
*shameless please invite me post*
Jan 27th 2008
31
They prob going to post the 'reply within 10 minutes...'
Jan 27th 2008
32
yeah. they do that every year.
Jan 27th 2008
33
      RE: yeah. they do that every year.
Jan 27th 2008
35
           I'm stuck in Louisiana this week
Jan 28th 2008
36
           how do you RSS this site fam? im really serious about going. lmao.
Jan 29th 2008
42
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jan 27th 2008
34
man...I need to be there. Never know what you'll miss
Jan 28th 2008
37
RE: man...I need to be there. Never know what you'll miss
Jan 29th 2008
43
Can I go?
Jan 28th 2008
38
RE: Can I go?
Jan 28th 2008
39
      RE: Can I go?
Jan 29th 2008
40
^
Jan 31st 2008
44
RE: I've been fortunate enough to...
Feb 02nd 2008
45
i was there in 2006.....
Feb 03rd 2008
46
RE: Whats up with The Roots Pre Grammy Jam Session this year?
Jun 11th 2016
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