Lucas Del Calvo, a senior at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, is among 30 student musicians from across the country who have been selected to participate in the 2012 Grammy Camp – Jazz Session.
Del Calvo, who played violin from ages 4 to 14, has been playing guitar for eight years.
In addition to being a member of Crossroads’ renowned Jazz A Band, he is currently studying jazz performance and jazz theory with the celebrated piano player Alan Pasqua, the chair of jazz studies at USC.
The Crossroads student will join young vocalists and musicians in a jazz ensemble that will perform with their peers as well as with Grammy-winning and nominated artists at several events associated with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, culminating with a performance at the Grammy Awards after-party on Feb. 12.
The young musicians will also record at Capitol Studios & Mastering in Hollywood, courtesy of the EMI Music Group.
Jazz Sessions is one of the longest-running Grammy in the Schools programs, offering young musicians real-world experiences in the music industry. This year’s group will be under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Ron McCurdy of the USC Thornton School of Music and Dr. Leila Heil of the University of Colorado-Boulder.