Jason Bentley to Spin at Academy’s Governors Ball
Beverly Hills, CA — Renowned radio music host Jason Bentley will create the musical atmosphere at the Governors Ball, the celebration following the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24, Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.
“Jason’s eclectic music selections will provide a relaxed, modern sound for our guests to enjoy as they cap off a night of celebration,” said Boone Isaacs.
Bentley can be heard daily on the National Public Radio station KCRW (89.9 FM Los Angeles and KCRW.com) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and on the commercial alternative station KROQ (106.7 FM Los Angeles). Through his radio programs, Bentley has helped break such artists as Portishead, Jamiroquai, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Gnarls Barkley.
“I’m planning to mix timeless film scores with popular music in a unique audio montage,” said Bentley. “I’m also planning to record and archive the set for KCRW.com.”
Bentley has also served as a music supervisor on several motion pictures, including the three “Matrix” films. He received a Grammy® nomination for his work on “The Matrix” soundtrack.
Bentley will alternate with pop orchestra Pink Martini in performing for the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and performers and other luminaries.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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