2019 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

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Grammy Award 2019 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

The 61st Grammy Award winners were announced Sunday, February 10th in Los Angeles!

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S., AKA The Grammy People) has announced the WINNERS for GRAMMY AWARDS for 2019 t! Here is a list of  JAZZ Artists who brought home the gold this year for the 61st 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.

61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS…JAZZ WINNERS!

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.

STEVE GADD BAND
Steve Gadd Band

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.
 DON’T FENCE ME IN
John Daversa, soloist
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
 

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

THE WINDOW
Cécile McLorin Salvant
 

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

EMANON
The Wayne Shorter Quartet

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

AMERICAN DREAMERS: VOICES OF HOPE, MUSIC OF FREEDOM
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists
 

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. 

BACK TO THE SUNSET
Dafnis Prieto Big Band

 

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.

BLUT UND BODEN (BLOOD AND SOIL)
Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)
 

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

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
 

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

SPIDERMAN THEME
Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)

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