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NEW YORK (AP) -- Nick Jonas' new band has a big gig coming up.

Nick Jonas & The Administration will perform as the house band for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles next month.

Jonas says the band will learn about 25 new songs.

The band is a side project for the 17-year-old singer-musician, who says he's still committed to the Jonas Brothers and making music with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be presented Jan. 15 at the Hollywood Palladium. The show will air live on VH1.