Jazz winners at the 2020 Grammys

At last night’s Grammy Awards (COMPLETE LIST HERE) the five Jazz Category Award winners were:

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

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Jacob Collier with his two Grammys. Photo from his Facebook and Twitter feeds

Randy Brecker (with the NDR Big Band)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Esperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Brad Mehldau

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brian Lynch Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

Jazz-related winners in other categories

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Jacob Collier, for Moon River

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

All Night Long – Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest

Also, Terence Blanchard won “Best Instrumental Composition for Blut und Boden. Angelique Kidjo won best World Music album. Attacca Quartet received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its recording of Caroline Shaw’s Orange, and we were pleased to see just rewards for patient work by a good friend of this site, writer Donald Sturrock, the instigator and librettist of the opera The Fantastic Mr Fox, which won the award for Best Opera.

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