Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year


Ten-time Grammy winner Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, two days prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Mr. Dylan will be honored at a star-studded Grammy Week gala on Feb. 6, 2015; the Black Keys, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Jack White are set to perform at the special tribute concert and charity auction.

Artist Zhenya Gershman whose “larger than life” works are the subject of her upcoming February 12th art exhibition in Santa Monica, celebrates luminaries in the entertainment world, will once again participate in the charity auction arm of MusiCares. Zhenya renders features in a way to underscore the soul of the subject behind the gaze of their eyes in her arresting portraits.

In 2013, Zhenya painted Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen for the prestigious event.

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Artist Zhenya Gershman with the Bob Dylan MusiCares portrait for auction

Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Performers at the tribute concert will include Grammy winners Beck; the Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter John Doe. Three-time Grammy-winning producer and recent Emmy winner Don Was will be the evening’s musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

“In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America’s culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy.

“Bob Dylan’s songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists,” said Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week. The celebration culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.