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Bethel High Jazz Musician Selected For Grammy Camp

Ben Fitzpatrick, a saxophone player selected for Grammy Camp, is a senior at Bethel High School.
Ben Fitzpatrick, a saxophone player selected for Grammy Camp, is a senior at Bethel High School. Photo Credit: YouTube

BETHEL, Conn. — Ben Fitzpatrick, a senior at Bethel High School will attend grammy camp as well as the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15 as a result of his selection to the exclusive group for saxophone.

The Grammy Foundation selected 32 talented high school students from across the United States for the 2016 Grammy Camp — Jazz Session. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards,and provides them with opportunities to perform for some of music's biggest names.

The students, representing 29 cities and 15 states, will travel to Los Angeles for a weeklong musical adventure under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and associate choral director Susanna Wegner of Kansas City, Mo

"Each year, Grammy Camp — Jazz Session brings together some of the most gifted jazz singers and instrumentalists and gives them an extraordinary musical experience during Grammy Week," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Grammy Foundation and The Recording Academy said in a statement. "These talented young people demonstrate their gifts by making music with their peers and performing with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning artists at a range of events. We're especially proud that many of them actually go on to have successful careers in our music industry."

From Feb. 12–14, courtesy of Capitol Studios & Mastering, the young musicians will record an album (Grammy Jazz 24) at the legendary facility in Hollywood, Calif.

A special event, which is open to the public, will showcase the selectees, along with special guest artists, on Feb. 11, 2016, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Grammy Camp — Jazz Session selectees are eligible for more than $2 million in college scholarships made possible through the Grammy Foundation's college partners.

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