2019 Grammy winners in the category “Jazz”

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Last night the 61st Grammy awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the category “Jazz” the big winner was John Daversa taking the award for both Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for his “Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom” album. The Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album was awarded to Wayne Shorter for the “Emanon”.

In the category Best Jazz Vocal Album, the award went to Cécile McLorin Salvant for her album “The Window” and the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album was won by the Dafnis Prieto Big Band for their album “Back To The Sunset”.

The full list for the of those nominated and the winners for the jazz category are listed below. For the complete list of all winners across all categories click here.

Category 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.)

“Some Of That Sunshine” – Regina Carter, soloist
Track from: Some Of That Sunshine (Karrin Allyson)

“Don’t Fence Me In” – John Daversa, soloist – Winner
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)

“We See” – Fred Hersch, soloists

“De-Dah” – Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Seymour Reads The Constitution! (Brad Mehldau Trio)

“Cadenas” – Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet)

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

My Mood Is You – Freddy Cole
The Questions – Kurt Elling
The Subject Tonight Is Love – Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace
If You Really Want – Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza
The Window – Cécile McLorin Salvant – Winner

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

Diamond Cut – Tia Fuller
Live In Europe – Fred Hersch Trio
Seymour Reads The Constitution! – Brad Mehldau Trio
Still Dreaming – Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
Emanon – The Wayne Shorter Quartet – Winner

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

All About That Basie – The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart
American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom – John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists – Winner
Presence – Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band
All Can Work – John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Barefoot Dances And Other Visions – Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Category 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.)

Heart Of Brazil – Eddie Daniels
Back To The Sunset – Dafnis Prieto Big Band – Winner
West Side Story Reimagined – Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Cinque – Elio Villafranca
Yo Soy La Tradición – Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet.

Last modified: February 11, 2019