Nominations for 60th Annual Grammy Awards Announced

Chuck Owen, Anat Cohen, Chris Potter, Billy Childs, John Beasley and Fred Hersch nominated in multiple categories

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Anat Cohen (photo courtesy of PDX Jazz)

The nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today, and among the nominees in multiple jazz-related categories are Chuck Owen, Anat Cohen, Chris Potter, Billy Childs, John Beasley and Fred Hersch. In addition, music from the jazz-themed film La La Land received multiple nominations.

The Grammy Award Ceremony will be held in New York City for the first time in many years and will be telecast on Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS, although most of the awards listed below will be given out during the pre-telecast ceremony, streamed on the Recording Academy’s website earlier that same day.

Here are the nominations in jazz and jazz-related categories:

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Baylor Project The Journey
Jazzmeia Horn A Social Call
Raul Midón Bad Ass and Blind
Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King Porter Plays Porter
Cécile McLorin Salvant Dreams And Daggers

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Bill Charlap Trio Uptown, Downtown
Billy Childs Rebirth
Joey DeFrancesco & the People Project Freedom
Fred Hersch Open Book
Chris Potter The Dreamer Is the Dream

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
John Beasley MONK’estra Vol. 2
Alan Ferber Big Band Jigsaw
Christian McBride Big Band Bringin’ It
Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne Homecoming
Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Whispers on the Wind

Best Latin Jazz Album
Antonio Adolfo Hybrido – From Rio to Wayne Shorter
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Oddara
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves Outra Coisa – The Music of Moacir Santos
Miguel Zenón Típico
Pablo Ziegler Trio Jazz Tango

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Sara Caswell, soloist “Can’t Remember Why”  Track from: Whispers on the Wind (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
Billy Childs, soloist “Dance of Shiva” Track from: Rebirth
Fred Hersch, soloist “Whisper Not” Track from: Open Book
John McLaughlin, soloist “Miles Beyond” Track from: Live @ Ronnie Scott’s (John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension)
Chris Potter, soloist “Ilimba” Track from: The Dreamer Is the Dream

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
The Jerry Douglas Band What If
Alex Han Spirit
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Mount Royal
Jeff Lorber Fusion Prototype
Antonio Sanchez Bad Hombre

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Michael Bublé Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)
Bob Dylan Triplicate
Seth MacFarlane In Full Swing
Sarah McLachlan Wonderland
Various Artists Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
Dae Bennett, Producer

Best World Music Album
Vicente Amigo Memoria De Los Sentidos
Buika Para Mi
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro Rosa Dos Ventos
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Tinariwen Elwan

Best Instrumental Composition
“Alkaline” Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
“Choros #3” Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
“Three Revolutions” Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
“Warped Cowboy” Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
“All Hat, No Saddle” Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
“Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” From Catch Me If You Can
John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
“Ugly Beauty/Pannonica” John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
“White Christmas” Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert) 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“Another Day of Sun” Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
“Every Time We Say Goodbye” Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)
“I Like Myself” Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
“I Loves You Porgy/There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York”  Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Count Basie Orchestra)
“Putin” Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

See a complete list of the nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City.