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Published: 2001/06/28

Jammys to Take Place Tonight, Additional Performers Announced

George Porter Jr., who will be presented a Jammy for lifetime achievement, has also decided to perform with Soulive at tonights second annual Jammys at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Black Thought and Talib Kweli will also take the stage with Soulive. Stanley Jordan as well as other surprise guests will join the Meters tribute jam at the conclusion of the event. A journalist and a musician will present Porter the lifetime achievement award, which he will be accepting on behalf of the Meters and the Funky Meters.
Other performers include New York Yankee Bernie Williams, who will play guitar with Jazz Mandolin Project, Lake Trout featuring Marky Ramone and Jerry Only, The Del McCoury Band featuring Robert Randolph and DJ Logic, Tom Tom Club featuring Michael Franti (Spearhead), Col. Bruce Hampton & Friends featuring the Steve Kimock Band & Derek Trucks, The Disco Biscuits featuring John Popper, Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade featuring Junior Brown and The Derek Trucks Band, who will be the house band for the evening.
Paul Shaffer will present the award for Jam of the Year and is expected to join the musical festivities. Comedian Jim Breuer will host the event.
Tickets will be available at the door, although fans are encouraged to arrive early.

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