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Arturo Sandoval Wins Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy

Chick Corea takes Best Instrumental award

Chick Corea at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Arturo Sandoval in performance from the 2012 Carolina International Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico

Trumpeter/composer Arturo Sandoval took home the big prize for Best Latin Jazz Album last night in Las Vegas at the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards presentation. Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) (Concord Jazz) is Sandoval’s tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, with whom Sandoval was touring when he defected from his native Cuba in 1990. The album received a positive review in JazzTimes last summer.

Dear Diz also won in the category of Best Engineered Album.

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