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Thursday, March 11, 2021

2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Jazz Nominees

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are airing Sunday, March 14, 2021. And we have the nominees for this year's Jazz Category 

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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.

  • GUINNEVERE
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist
    Track from: Axiom
  • PACHAMAMA
    Regina Carter, soloist
    Track from: Ona (Thana Alexa)
  • CELIA
    Gerald Clayton, soloist
  • ALL BLUES
    Chick Corea, soloist
    Track from: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade) 
  • MOE HONK
    Joshua Redman, soloist
    Track from: RoundAgain (Redman Mehldau McBride Blade)

Thana Alexa

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.

  • ONA
    Thana Alexa
  • SECRETS ARE THE BEST STORIES
    Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez 
  • MODERN ANCESTORS
    Carmen Lundy 
  • HOLY ROOM: LIVE AT ALTE OPER
    Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band Conducted By John Beasley 
  • WHAT'S THE HURRY
    Kenny Washington

Ambrose Akinmusire

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.

  • ON THE TENDER SPOT OF EVERY CALLOUSED MOMENT
    Ambrose Akinmusire
  • WAITING GAME
    Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
  • HAPPENING: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
    Gerald Clayton 
  • TRILOGY 2
    Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade 
  • ROUNDAGAIN
    Redman Mehldau McBride Blade

Gregg August

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

  • DIALOGUES ON RACE
    Gregg August 
  • MONK'ESTRA PLAYS JOHN BEASLEY
    John Beasley’s MONK’estra 
  • THE INTANGIBLE BETWEEN
    Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band 
  • SONGS YOU LIKE A LOT
    John Hollenbeck With Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace And The Frankfurt Radio Big Band 
  • DATA LORDS
    Maria Schneider Orchestra

Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra 

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.

  • TRADICIONES
    Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra 
  • FOUR QUESTIONS
    Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 
  • CITY OF DREAMS
    Chico Pinheiro 
  • VIENTO Y TIEMPO - LIVE AT BLUE NOTE TOKYO
    Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola 
  • TRANE'S DELIGHT
    Poncho Sanchez

Find out who is nominated in each of the 83 categories in the full nominees here


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