Barack Obama sings the blues with Mick Jagger and B.B. King - See video
Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama held a White House Blues Jam on Tuesday to celebrate Black History Month.
The event was hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson while Booker T. Jones served as music director and band leader, according to the Associated Press. The tribute will be part of the "In Performance at the White House" series and is set to air on PBS on February 27.
The blues concert features performances by Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Keb Mo joked that Obama would be performing three songs at the event and said that the president is working on a record to be named, "After the second term, now I can finally get my groove on."
Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger Tweeted several photos from the rehearsal and wrote, "Met President Obama who listened to a few tunes during rehearsal he seemed really relaxed and happy!"
The first couple also held an afternoon blues workshop for middle school and high school students visiting the White House. According to the Associated Press, Michelle Obama said, "Today, we've got the blues - but in a very good way."
"No one goes through life without knowing joy and pain, triumph and sorrow," Obama told the crowd, according to USA Today. "(The blues) teaches us that when we find ourselves at a crossroads, we don't shy away from our problems. We own them, we deal with them, we sing about them."
The president also sang part of "Sweet Home Chicago," a tribute to the president's hometown.
The first lady has been making several appearances to promote her Let's Move campaign, which works to prevent childhood obesity.
She most recently appeared in a fitness challenge on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and on the Nickelodeon series "iCarly," where she participated in the "random dancing" segment and also promoted her Joining Forces campaign, which helps support and honor the nation's military families.
See a preview of the "White House Blues Jam" below.