Randy Brecker, Esperanza Spaulding, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, and Brian Lynch Win 2020 Grammys in Jazz Categories

The 62nd GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2020 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, January 26. 

Nominations were announced in November, 2019 and winners revealed today.

Here are the winners followed by videos from their winning albums and performances or speeches at the Grammys:

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

SOZINHO
Randy Brecker, Soloist

Track From: Rocks (Randy Brecker & NDR Big Band – The Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra With David Sanborn, Ada Rovatti & Wolfgang Haffner)

In the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album, is the multiple-winner bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spaulding on the album:

12 LITTLE SPELLS
Esperanza Spaulding

For Best Instrumental Jazz Album, the prolific pianist and composer wins for his outstanding album:

FINDING GABRIEL
Brad Mehldau

In the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category, the diverse and dynamic Brian Lynch is the winner for:

THE OMNI-AMERICAN BOOK CLUB
Brian Lynch Big Band

The Best Latin Jazz Album category was won by the living legend Chick Corea for:

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Chick Corea and The Spanish Heart Band

Congratulations to all the winners in the jazz categories!

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