59th Grammy Award Nominees for Jazz


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast on February 12, 2017 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the CBS network. James Corden will take over Grammy hosting duties from LL Cool J, who emceed the awards show from 2012 thru 2016. “We look forward to bringing James’ exceptional showmanship, infectious energy, and his undeniable kinship with music the to GRAMMY stage,” said Jack Sussman, Executive VP of Specials, Music, And Live Events for CBS Entertainment.

Adele and Beyonce will both perform at the 2017 Grammys Given that both received a load of nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Bruno Mars will also perform and there will almost certainly be a tribute to Prince.

The Recording Academy® announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph S. Peer are Trustees Award honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY®Award recipient..


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Grammy Award Jazz Nominees 2017


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!


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


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!


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


Real Enemies

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Label: New Amsterdam Records


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


Best Latin Jazz Album


Entre Colegas

Andy González

Label: Truth Revolution Records


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

Brian Lynch & Various Artists

Label: Hollistic Musicworks


Canto América

Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta

Label: Patois Records



Trio Da Paz

Label: Zoho


Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac

Chucho Valdés


Label: Jazz Village