Beyond Beyonce & Swift: Jazz Artists Take Home Grammies Too

Big names dominate jazz categories, as awards to to Chick Corea & John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Kurt Elling, Bela Fleck and other notables

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Here is a complete list of Grammy awards in jazz-related categories:

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Five Peace Band – Live

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

[Concord Records]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

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Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman

Kurt Elling

[Concord Jazz]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Book One

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

[World Village]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

Juntos Para Siempre

Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés

[Sony Music/Calle 54]

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.

Dancin’ 4 Chicken

Terence Blanchard, soloist

Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

[Dark Key Music]

Best Instrumental Arrangement

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

West Side Story Medley

Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)

Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson

[Resonance Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Quiet Nights

Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)

Track from: Quiet Nights

[Verve]

Best Pop Instrumental Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Potato Hole

Booker T. Jones

[Anti]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Throw Down Your Heart

Béla Fleck

Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions

[Rounder

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions

Béla Fleck

[Rounder]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Michael Bublé

[143/Reprise

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.

A Day In The Life

Jeff Beck

Track from: Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s

[Eagle Records]

Best Album Notes

The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

[Mosaic Records]

Best Historical Album

The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)

Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)

[Hip-O Select/Geffen Records]

Best Classical Crossover Album

Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace

Yo-Yo Ma

(Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d’Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)

[Sony Classical]