Jazz Winners at the 2022 Grammys

The winners in the four jazz categories were: Chick Corea’s Akoustic Band, Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Eliane Elias/Chick Corea/Chucho Valdés and the Christian McBride Big Band. Full nominee list in these categories and news of other jazz-related categories below

Chick Corea’s two posthumous wins take him to 27 Grammy wins and into joint fourth place with Alison Krauss in the all-time winners chart..after Georg Solti (31), Beyonce and Quincy Jones (both 28).

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(Original source for all the information below)

  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)
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver
    Christian McBride Big Band

  • Swirling
    Sun Ra Arkestra
  • Jackets XL
    Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

  • WINNER: 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


7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Love For Sale – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

71. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Love For Sale – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Tree Falls – Taylor Eigsti

64: Best Instrumental Composition: EberhardLyle Mays

66. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version) –
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Julia Bullock)

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

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  1. Unless it is posted elsewhere you forgot LYLE MAYS who was awarded the a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for his last recorded work “Eberhard”.

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