The GRAMMY nominations trickled out all day long yesterday from The Recording Academy. You will find not only the "official" Jazz categories listed below. I have included others such as "Best Arrangement - Instruments and Vocals" that jazz artists are also in the running for a GRAMMY - ten categories total. Congratulations to ALL of the nominees!!
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
- "Wild Heart" - Mindi Abair [Label: Heads Up International]
- "Slam Dunk" - Gerald Albright [Label: Heads Up International]
- "Nathan East" - Nathan East [Label: Yamaha Entertainment Group]
- "Jazz Funk Soul" - Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp [Label: Shanachie]
- "Bass & Mandolin" - Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer [Label: Nonesuch]