Jazz Nominations for the 2022 Grammys

Nominations in the eighty-six categories of the 2022 Grammys were announced on 23 November

The ceremony is on 31 January 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be streamed live.

The main name from is Jon Batiste, who is nominated for no fewer than eleven Grammys. Tony Bennett is nominated for five. We list the five jazz categories, and jazz and jazz-releated musicians in the running in other categories


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  1. JAZZ CATEGORIES – there are five categories

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Sackodougou
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist
    Track from: The Hands Of Time (Weedie Braimah)
  • Kick Those Feet
    Kenny Barron, soloist
    Track from:Songs From My Father (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios)
  • Bigger Than Us
    Jon Batiste, soloist
    Track from: Soul (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Various Artists)
  • Absence
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: Absence (Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet)
  • Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)
    Chick Corea, soloist
    Track from: Akoustic Band Live (Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl)

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Generations
    The Baylor Project
  • SuperBlue
    Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter
  • Time Traveler
    Nnenna Freelon
  • Flor
    Gretchen Parlato
  • Songwrights Apothecary Lab
    Esperanza Spalding

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul
    Jon Batiste
  • Absence
    Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet
  • Skyline
    Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  • Akoustic Band LIVE
    Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl
  • Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
    Pat Metheny

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Live At Birdland!
    The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart
  • Dear Love
    Jazzmeia Horn And Her Noble Force
  • For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver
    Christian McBride Big Band
  • Swirling
    Sun Ra Arkestra
  • Jackets XL
    Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Mirror Mirror
    Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés
  • The South Bronx Story
    Carlos Henriquez
  • Virtual Birdland
    Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Transparency
    Dafnis Prieto Sextet
  • El Arte Del Bolero
    Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo


Jon Batiste / Tony Bennett as mentioned above… and:

Randy Brecker : 11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Double Dealin’ / with Eric Marienthal

Jacob Collier: 19. Best R&B SongGood Days
Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe & Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (SZA)AND 66. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Harry Connick, Jr. – 40. Best Roots Gospel Album – Alone With My Faith

Rachel Eckroth : 11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album – The Garden

Taylor Eigsti: 64. Best Instrumental Composition Tree Falls

Bela Fleck: 46. Best American Roots Performance – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Béla Fleck

Steve Gadd 64. Best Instrumental Composition At Blue Note Tokyo
Steve Gadd Band

Robert Glasper: 18. Best Traditional R&B Performance: Born Again – Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper AND 20. Best Progressive R&B Album Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington

Cory Henry 20. Best Progressive R&B Album : Something To Say

Hiatus Kaiyote 20. Best Progressive R&B Album Mood Valiant

Norah Jones : 7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Til We Meet Again (Live)

Mark Lettieri: 64. Best Instrumental Composition The Baritone Sessions

Lyle Mays : 64. Best Instrumental Composition Eberhard

Vince Mendoza64. Best Instrumental Composition: Concerto For Orchestra: Finale
Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & Czech National Symphony Orchestra Featuring Antonio Sánchez & Derrick Hodge)AND 66. Best Arrangement, Instruments and VocalsTo The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version)
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Julia Bullock)

Arturo O’Farrill 64. Best Instrumental Composition – Dreaming In Lions: Dreaming In LionsArturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble)

Ricky Ricciardi : 69. Best Album Notes The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia And RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966

Brandee Younger 64. Best Instrumental Composition Beautiful Is Black

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  1. Looks like a great wide range of people! However, it looks like you guys are missing Bill O’Connell as an arranger of the tune “Chopsticks” from Richard Baratta’s album under the category “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella.” I’m sure it would be a great addition to your post!

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