Jason Bentley to Spin at Academy’s Governors Ball

Beverly Hills, CA (February 13, 2009) — Renowned radio host Jason Bentley will create the musical atmosphere at the Governors Ball, the celebration following the 81st Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 22.

“I plan to mix music from this year’s Oscar®-nominated films with global dance rhythms in a colorful audio montage,” said Bentley. The set will also be recorded and available on demand at KCRW.com.

Bentley can be heard daily on Santa Monica-based National Public Radio affiliate KCRW (89.9 FM Los Angeles and KCRW.com) from 9 a.m. to noon as host of the station’s music show “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” He also serves as KCRW’s music director. Through his radio programs, Bentley has helped break such artists as Adele, French dance duo Daft Punk and retro soul sensation Gnarls Barkley.

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 soundtrack album for “The Matrix.”

Bentley will alternate with The Impulse Orchestra and featured jazz artists Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Barbara Morrison in performances throughout the evening. The Ball’s 1,500 guests will include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
(310) 247-3090
tmelidonian@oscars.org

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