December 5 11, 2014 – By Bruce Fessier and Beth Roessner for The Desert Sun

American Hustle Original SoundtrackThe countdown clock is ticking for the 57th Grammy Awards, and the nominees for all 83 categories were released on Friday, many of which have connections to the Coachella Valley.

…Jazz singer Jack Jones, who recently moved from Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, is being nominated for his contribution to the “American Hustle” soundtrack. Performed in the movie, the song “I’ve Got Your Number” was the only live performance in the film. Jones, who will be performing at the Sunday tree lighting at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, also received the Best Ensemble Performance with the cast of “American Hustle” at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Jones has two Grammy Awards under his belt, both from the 1960s.

…The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 8.