Yesterday the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards. The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7–21, 2017. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY AWARDS® on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York. ♦
The nominees for the Best Jazz Vocal Album include The Baylor Project, Jazzmeia Horn, Raul Midón, the Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King and Cécile McLorin Salvant. In the category Best Jazz Instrumental Album the nominee’s are Bill Charlap Trio, Billy Childs, Joey DeFrancesco & The People, Fred Hersch and Chris Potter. Artists nominated in more than one category include Fred Hersch and Billy Childs, both gaining nominations in the Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album categories.
Of special note is the nomination of Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne’s album “Homecoming” in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category.
Below you’ll find the full list of nominations for the category Jazz. For the full list of nominations in all categories visit theGrammy Awards website.
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Can’t Remember Why – Sara Caswell, soloist Track from: Whispers On The Wind (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
Dance Of Shiva – Billy Childs, soloist Track from: Rebirth
Whisper Not – Fred Hersch, soloist Track from: Open Book
Miles Beyond – John McLaughlin, soloist Track from: Live @ Ronnie Scott’s (John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension)
Ilimba – Chris Potter, soloist Track from: The Dreamer Is The Dream
Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Baylor Project – The Journey Jazzmeia Horn – A Social Call Raul Midón – Bad Ass And Blind Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King – Porter Plays Porter Cécile McLorin Salvant – Dreams And Daggers
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Bill Charlap Trio – Uptown, Downtown Billy Childs – Rebirth Joey DeFrancesco & The People – Project Freedom Fred Hersch – Open Book Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
John Beasley – MONK’estra Vol. 2 Alan Ferber Big Band – Jigsaw Christian McBride Big Band – Bringin’ It Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne – Homecoming Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge – Whispers On The Wind
Best Latin Jazz Album
Antonio Adolfo – Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter Jane Bunnett & Maqueque – Oddara Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves – Outra Coisa – The Music of Moacir Santos Miguel Zenón – Típico Pablo Ziegler Trio – Jazz Tango