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62nd GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

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And the winners of the 2020 GRAMMY Awards are...

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.

  • “Elsewhere" by Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • Winner: “Sozinho" by Randy Brecker, soloist
  • “Tomorrow Is the Question" by Julian Lage, soloist
  • “The Windup" by Branford Marsalis, soloist
  • “Sightseeing" by Christian McBride, soloist

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.

  • Thirsty Ghost by Sara Gazarek
  • Love & Liberation by Jazzmeia Horn
  • Alone Together by Catherine Russell
  • Winner: 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
  • Screenplay by Tierney Sutton Band

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.

  • In The Key Of The Universe by Joey DeFrancesco
  • The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul by Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Christian McBride's New Jawn by Christian McBride's New Jawn
  • Winner: Finding Gabriel by Brad Mehldau
  • Come What May by Joshua Redman Quartet

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.

  • Triple Helix by Anat Cohen Tentet
  • Dancer In Nowhere by Miho Hazama
  • Hiding Out by Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
  • Winner: The Omni-American Book Club by Brian Lynch Big Band
  • One Day Wonder by Terraza Big Band

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.

  • Winner: Antidote by Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
  • Sorte!: Music by John Finbury by Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
  • Una Noche Con Rubén Blades by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Rubén Blades
  • Carib by David Sánchez
  • Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera by Miguel Zenón

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