67TH EMMY® AWARDS GOVERNORS BALL ENTERTAINMENT
The 67th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball and 2015 Creative Arts Ball will showcase an array of dynamic entertainers joining together for an unforgettable evening honoring television’s most celebrated talents.
For the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the grand stage, located in the center of the Los Angeles Convention Center Ballroom, will feature a special performance by international superstar Andrea Bocelli and multiple Grammy® and Emmy Award-winning producer and songwriter David Foster. The evening will open with performances by JB Project and the WCM Strings. JB Project and WCM Strings, along with The Stereo Set will also take the stage at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. Bocelli is credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts. He has had the honor of performing live in front of three Presidents of the United States, three popes, and royal families all over the world.
On October 23, Bocelli will release his first studio album in two years called Cinema. Produced by David Foster and released globally on Sugar Music/ Universal Music Group and Verve Music Group in the USA, Cinema features some of the world’s most beloved film songs etched in the culture and hearts of several generations including epic theme songs featured in films such as “Doctor Zhivago,” “Love Story,” “The Godfather,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Il Postino” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to name a few. The album also features popular songs from stage musicals, immortalized by their film versions, such as “West Side Story” and “Evita.” As a special bonus, there’s a brand new song fashioned from the popular “Gladiator” score.
David Foster has become known as one of the most successful record producers in history, creating albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a diverse array of artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan; propelled singers who have straddled both pop and classical styles like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, into the mainstream; created culture-defining soundtracks for blockbuster films like The Bodyguard, Urban Cowboy, and St. Elmo’s Fire; and crafted timeless holiday classics, including perennial best-sellers like Josh Groban’s Noel, Michael Bublé’s Christmas, Celine Dion’s These Are Special Times, Rod Stewart’s Merry Christmas Baby, and Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas. For his illustrious work, Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and racked up three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.”
Performing together for nearly a decade, dance band sensation JB Project has the unique ability to authentically cover material ranging from the classic American songbooks, big band, jazz standards, and Motown to today’s contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits. JB Project’s credits include high profile weddings, as well as charitable functions honoring Revlon Run/Walk and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
The dramatic and elegant WCM Strings transform pop chart toppers and high-energy dance tunes into compelling, lush string arrangements. WCM Strings seamlessly integrates their signature sound with any song that incorporates strings. From Motown, funk and disco standards to classic rock and contemporary tunes, this dramatic 10-piece string section covers it all.
The Stereo Set
The Stereo Set is a sleek, costumed and choreographed vocal quartet performing the landmark hits of hip-hop. Their repertoire includes classics from Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur, as well as dance hits from New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe and Boyz II Men. The Stereo Set’s energetic, smooth dance style and extensive vocal talent, coupled with the nostalgic chart-topping hits, is guaranteed to get the crowd moving.