59th Annual Grammy Jazz Nominations

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The jazz genre will be well represented at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. With a small number of last year’s winner receiving nominations in 2017, a new wave of jazz artists will have the opportunity to add some serious hardware to their trophy cases. It is a great honor to be recognized and nominated, but there can only be one winner. Here at this year’s jazz nominees at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Countdown” — Joey Alexander, soloist

“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane, soloist

“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloist

“I Concentrate On You” — Brad Mehldau, soloist

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Sound Of Red — René Marie

Upward Spiral — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling

Take Me To The Alley — Gregory Porter

Harlem On My Mind — Catherine Russell

The Sting Variations — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Book of Intuition — Kenny Barron Trio

Dr. Um — Peter Erskine

Sunday Night At The Vanguard — The Fred Hersch Trio

Nearness — Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau

Country For Old MenJohn Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Real Enemies — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1 — John Beasley

Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles — John Daversa

All L.A. Band — Bob Mintzer

Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom — Ted Nash Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Entre Colegas — Andy González

Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw — Brian Lynch & Various Artists

Canto América  — Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta

30 – Trio Da Paz

Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac — Chucho Valdés