2020 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

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Grammy Award 2020 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

The 62nd Grammy Award winners! CONGRATS!!!!!

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S., AKA The Grammy People) announced the WINNERS for GRAMMY AWARDS for 2020 on January 26th! Here is a list of  JAZZ Artists who have just won the grammy for the 62nd Grammy Awards in various jazz categories including the MOdern JAzz (MOJA) world and from the more traditional jazz world. We congratulate all the nominees in every category and they prove that jazz in its modern form is alive and well and crossing over into almost every area of music from world music to classical to R& B to pop.

2020 GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Nominees  (WINNERS IN BOLD)!

JAZZ

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.

  • ELSEWHERE
    Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • SOZINHO
    Randy Brecker, soloist
  • TOMORROW IS THE QUESTION
    Julian Lage, soloist
  • THE WINDUP
    Branford Marsalis, soloist
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Christian McBride, soloist

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.

  • THIRSTY GHOST
    Sara Gazarek
  • LOVE & LIBERATION
    Jazzmeia Horn
  • ALONE TOGETHER
    Catherine Russell
  • 12 LITTLE SPELLS
    Esperanza Spalding
  • SCREENPLAY
    Tierney Sutton Band

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.

  • IN THE KEY OF THE UNIVERSE
    Joey DeFrancesco
  • THE SECRET BETWEEN THE SHADOW AND THE SOUL
    Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE’S NEW JAWN
    Christian McBride’s New Jawn
  • FINDING GABRIEL
    Brad Mehldau
  • COME WHAT MAY
    Joshua Redman Quartet

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.

  • TRIPLE HELIX
    Anat Cohen Tentet
  • DANCER IN NOWHERE
    Miho Hazama
  • HIDING OUT
    Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
  • THE OMNI-AMERICAN BOOK CLUB
    Brian Lynch Big Band
  • ONE DAY WONDER
    Terraza Big Band

35. Best Latin Jazz Album
For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.

  • ANTIDOTE
    Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
  • SORTE!: MUSIC BY JOHN FINBURY
    Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
  • UNA NOCHE CON RUBÉN BLADES
    Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Rubén Blades
  • CARIB
    David Sánchez
  • SONERO: THE MUSIC OF ISMAEL RIVERA
    Miguel Zenón

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.

  • ANCESTRAL RECALL
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
  • STAR PEOPLE NATION
    Theo Croker
  • BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!
    Mark Guiliana
  • ELEVATE
    Lettuce
  • METTAVOLUTION
    Rodrigo y Gabriela

NEW AGE

30. Best New Age Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.

  • FAIRY DREAMS
    David Arkenstone
  • HOMAGE TO KINDNESS
    David Darling
  • WINGS
    Peter Kater
  • VERVE
    Sebastian Plano
  • DEVA
    Deva Premal

WORLD MUSIC

54. Best World Music Album

  • CELIA
    Angelique Kidjo

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

62. Best Instrumental Composition
A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.

  • BEGIN AGAIN
    Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
  • CRUCIBLE FOR CRISIS
    Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
  • LOVE, A BEAUTIFUL FORCE
    Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE SYMPHONIC SUITE
    John Williams, composer (John Williams)
  • WALKIN’ FUNNY
    Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • BLUE SKIES
    Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
  • HEDWIG’S THEME
    John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
  • LA NOVENA
    Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
  • LOVE, A BEAUTIFUL FORCE
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • MOON RIVER
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • ALL NIGHT LONG
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
  • JOLENE
    Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
  • MARRY ME A LITTLE
    Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
  • OVER THE RAINBOW
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
  • 12 LITTLE SPELLS (THORACIC SPINE)
    Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)
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