MOJA’s 2017 Grammy Award WINNERS!

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S., AKA The Grammy People) just announced the WINNERS for GRAMMY AWARDS for 2017! Here is a list of  MOJA Artists who received nominations this year for the 59th Grammy Awards in various jazz categories as well as others, many of whom are from the more traditional jazz world. We congratulate all the MOJA nominees in every category and they prove that jazz in its modern form (We call it MOJA!) is alive and well and crossing over into almost every area of music from world music to classical to R& B to pop…As you read the list you’ll see the MOJA artists who BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD at the ceremonies in Los Angeles on February 12th! Those winners are in italics and underlined!

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1.Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

When You Wish Upon A Star

Bill Frisell

Label: Okeh Records


Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY

Steve Gadd Band

Label: BFM Jazz


Chuck Loeb

Label: Shanachie Entertainment


Culcha Vulcha

Snarky Puppy

Label: Ground Up Music

12.Best Rock Performance & 16.Best Alternative Album


David Bowie featuring Donny McCaslin!

Track from: Blackstar

Label: ISO/Columbia Records

21.Best R&B Album

Lalah Hathaway Live

Lalah Hathaway

Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

31.Best Improvised Jazz Solo


Joey Alexander, soloist

Track from: Countdown

Label: Motema Music

In Movement

Ravi Coltrane, soloist

Track from: In Movement (Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison)

Label: ECM

We See

Fred Hersch, soloist

Track from: Sunday Night At The Vanguard (The Fred Hersch Trio)

Label: Palmetto Records

I Concentrate On You

Brad Mehldau, soloist

Track from: Blues And Ballads (Brad Mehldau Trio)

Label: Nonesuch


I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

John Scofield, soloist

Track from: Country For Old Men 

Label: Impulse!

32.Best Jazz Vocal Album

Sound Of Red

René Marie

Label: Motema Music

Upward Spiral

Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling

Label: Okeh

Take Me To The Alley

Gregory Porter

Label: Blue Note

Harlem On My Mind

Catherine Russell

Label: Jazz Village

The Sting Variations

The Tierney Sutton Band

Label: BFM Jazz


33.Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Book Of Intuition

Kenny Barron Trio

Label: Impulse!

Dr. Um

Peter Erskine

Label: Fuzzy Music

Sunday Night At The Vanguard

The Fred Hersch Trio

Label: Palmetto Records


Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau

Label: Nonesuch

Country For Old Men

John Scofield

Label: Impulse!


34.Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Real Enemies

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Label: New Amsterdam Records

Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1

John Beasley

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles

John Daversa

Label: BFM Jazz

All L.A. Band

Bob Mintzer

Label: Fuzzy Music

Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Ted Nash Big Band

Label: Motema Music


35.Best Latin Jazz Album

Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw

Brian Lynch & Various Artists

Label: Hollistic Musicworks

Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac

Chucho Valdés

Label: Jazz Village

59.Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Miles Ahead

(Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Steve Berkowitz, Don Cheadle & Robert Glasper, compilation producers
Label: Columbia/Legacy

62.Best Instrumental Composition

The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band)

Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)

Track from: The Expensive Trainset

Label: Origin Records

Spoken At Midnight

Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)

Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Label: Motema Music

63.Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Ask Me Now

John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

Track from: Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa)

Track from: Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles

Label: BFM Jazz

You And I

Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Track from: In My Room

Label: Membran

64.Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals


Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Track from: In My Room

Label: Membran


Do You Want To Know A Secret

John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Featuring Renee Olstead)

Track from: Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles

Label: BFM Jazz

Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version)

Billy Childs & Larry Klein, arrangers (Lang Lang Featuring Lisa Fischer & Jeffrey Wright)

Track from: New York Rhapsody

Label: Sony Classical

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