GRAMMY NOMINEES CELEBRATE AT ANNUAL ASCAP BRUNCH IN NEW YORK CITY
LEDISI, JJ HAIRSTON, THE STEREOTYPES, DAVID HEIN & IRENE SANKOFF AND MORE WERE IN ATTENDANCE
NEW YORK – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its annual Grammy Nominees Brunch at The Top of The Standard in New York City. The event honored the 263 ASCAP member nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, happening tonight at Madison Square Garden. Guests gathered in the opulent penthouse lounge, atop the Standard Hotel, to celebrate with hors d’oeuvres and SVEDKA specialty cocktails.
Grammy nominees in attendance were Ledisi (Best R&B Album – “Let Love Rule”), JJ Hairston (Best Gospel Performance/Song – “You Deserve It”), The Stereotypes (Producer of the Year – “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars), David Hein & Irene Sankoff (Best Musical Theather Album – “Come From Away”), Doug Beavers (Best Tropical Latin Album – Art of the Arrangement), Morgan Heritage (Best Reggae Album – “Avrakedabra”), Ben Glover (Best Contemporary Christian Song – “Even If”) and more.
ASCAP executives Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams (President & Chairman), Elizabeth Matthews (CEO), John Titta (EVP of Membership) and Nicole George-Middleton (SVP of Membership) greeted each nominee with an ASCAP Grammy Nomination Medallion to honor their achievements.
Elected officials who were in town for the Grammys stopped by, including Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and David Cicilline (D-RI).
Singer Brave Williams, singer-songwriter Sofi Green and fashion influencer Claire Sulmers were just a few of the other celebrities in attendance. Celebrity DJ D-Nice provided the music for the event while a caricature artist from Drawing Booth roamed the event to render quick illustrations of guests.