Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wayne Shorter, John Daversa, and Dafnis Prieto Win 2019 Grammy in Jazz

The 61st GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2019 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, February 10th. 

Nominations were announced in early December and winners revieled today.

From the field of nominations in the Best Improvised Solo category, the winner is:

DON’T FENCE ME IN
John Daversa, soloist
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)

In the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album, is the multiple-winner in this category, Cécile McLorin Salvant, who appears with pianist Sullivan Fortner on the album:

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cecile McLorin Savant Accepts Her Grammy Award
Grammy Interview With Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

For Best Instrumental Jazz Album, the legend Wayne Shorter wins for his outstanding album:

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The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Wayne Shorter Receives Grammy

In the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category, John Daversa is the winner for:

AMERICAN DREAMERS: VOICES OF HOPE, MUSIC OF FREEDOM
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists

The Best Latin Jazz Album category was won by the prolific drummer Dafnis Prieto for:

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Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Announcing Dafnis Prieto – Grammy Winner

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