*Roots have given Jimmy Fallon a boost as the house band on his late-night TV show. And he’s returning the favor.
Fallon will host the group’s seventh annual “Roots Jam Session” on Feb. 12 in Hollywood, reports the Associated Press.
The musical event, which features live performances from artists of various genres, is on the eve of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, and the Roots is up for six awards, including best rap album for “How I Got Over.” The other five nominations come from the Philadelphia-based band’s collaborative album with John Legend, the critically acclaimed “Wake Up!”
Past “Jam Session” hosts include Legend, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Dave Chappelle. Performers have yet to be announced.