The following GRAMMY moments in Jazz are by no means an authoritative list. These are events that come to mind just for me; I’m hopeful that you will share your own Top 5 GRAMMY moments in Jazz in the comments section.
- During the first GRAMMY Awards ceremony in 1958, there were just two categories in the Jazz genre: Ella Fitzgerald won the GRAMMY for Best Jazz Performance, Individual with Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book and The Count Basie Orchestra won Best Jazz Performance, Group with their recording Basie.
Listen to Ella Fitzgerald singing I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good). She has such a beautiful voice!
Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week. Returning to first place is Gregory Porter's Liquid Spirit! The albums listed in bold are nominated for a GRAMMY Award.
Remembering George Duke on his birthday - 12 Jan 1946
- GREGORY PORTER Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
- GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound)
- RENE MARIE I Wanna Be Evil (Motema)
- BRIAN LYNCH Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 (Holistic Musicworks)
- HOUSTON PERSON Nice N Easy (HighNote)
Get Your Sax On! Monk-In-Motion: The Next Face Of Jazz in New York City on Jan 25th, Feb 8th and 22nd, 2014!
The Next Face Of Jazz
...Presents the top three winners of the 2013 Thelonious Monk Int'l Jazz Competition. Each artist will perform as a leader of their own combo on three (3) separate dates (click the link below to find out all the info!).