Samara Joy, Billy Childs, Nicole Zuraitis, säje, Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo, Meshell Ndegeocello and the Count Basie Orchestra among winners at the 2024 Grammy Awards
At a streamed pre-telecast ceremony held Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024 at the Crypto.com Center (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, winners of Grammy Awards in various jazz categories were announced. Among the awardees were Samara Joy, Billy Childs, Nicole Zuraitis, säje (featuring Jacob Collier), Laufey, Miguel Zenon and The Count Basie Orchestra. Meshell Ndegeocello’s album The Omnichord Real Book won in a new category of Best Alternative Jazz Album. Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion won for Best Opera Recording. Patti Austin, who was nominated for her album Ella 2 with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, served as a presenter. In addition, an ensemble featuring Bob James, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Adam Blackstone and Harvey Mason, Sr. performed towards the end of the pre-telecast ceremony. A list of the award winners in jazz or jazz-related categories is provided below.
Grammy Award Nominees (winners bolded):
Best Jazz Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative jazz recordings.
"Movement 18' (Heroes)"
Adam Blackstone Featuring The Baylor Project & Russell Ferranté
"But Not For Me"
Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.
For Ella 2
Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Alive At The Village Vanguard
Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding
Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
Cécile McLorin Salvant
How Love Begins
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.
Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn
The Winds Of Change
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.
The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute - Ritmo
ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, Emilio Solla
Dynamic Maximum Tension
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Basie Swings The Blues
The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart
Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest
The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions
Mingus Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
For vocal or instrumental albums containing greater than 75% 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.
My Heart Speaks
Ivan Lins With The Tblisi Symphony Orchestra
Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente
El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2
Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo
Best Alternative Jazz Album
For vocal or instrumental albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new Alternative jazz recordings.
Love In Exile
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
Quality Over Opinion
SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree
Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue
Live At The Piano
The Omnichord Real Book
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.
To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim
Pieces Of Treasure
Rickie Lee Jones
Holidays Around The World
Only The Strong Survive
Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions), Vol. 3
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new contemporary instrumental recordings.
As We Speak
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
House Of Waters
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
"April In Paris"
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
"Com Que Voz (Live)"
John Beasley & Maria Mendes, arrangers (Maria Mendes Featuring John Beasley & Metropole Orkest)
Godwin Louis, arranger (Cécile McLorin Salvant)
"In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
Erin Bentlage, Jacob Collier, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye Kendrick & Amanda Taylor, arrangers (säje Featuring Jacob Collier)
Kendric McCallister, arranger (Samara Joy)
Best Traditional Blues Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.
The Soul Side Of Sipp
Life Don't Miss Nobody
Teardrops For Magic Slim Live At Rosa's Lounge
All My Love For You
Best Contemporary Blues Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.
Death Wish Blues
Samantha Fish And Jesse Dayton
Live In London
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram