Salvant, McBride, Scofield Among 2016 Grammy Winners

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Cécile McLorin Salvant won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album for For One To Love (Mack Avenue)

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Though the Grammy Awards telecast doesn’t start until tonight at 8 p.m. EST, the awards ceremony is well underway, and a handful of prominent jazz artists have already been declared winners.

Below is a list of the winners in the jazz category that have been announced so far. DownBeat will update this list as more results are announced, and we will have a full Grammy Awards ceremony recap posted later this week.

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One To Love (Mack Avenue)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

John Scofield, Past Present (Impulse!)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Elian Elias, Made In Brazil (Concord)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” from The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare)

Best Album Notes

Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced (Elektra Catalog Group)

Best Instrumental Composition

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” from Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motéma)

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Christian McBride, “Cherokee” from Live At The Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest, Sylva (Impulse!)

Best Blues Album

Buddy Guy, Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Antonio Sanchez, Birdman (Milan)

For a complete list of winners, visit the Grammy website.



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