Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, Arturo O’Farrill, and John Beasley Win In 63rd GRAMMY Awards Jazz Categories

The 63rd GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2021 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, March 14th in a virtual live-streamed Premiere Ceremony. 

Nominations were announced in November 2020 and winners were revealed today.

Here are the winners in each of the Jazz and Instrumental categories followed by songs/videos:

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

ALL BLUES – WINNER
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade)

2 – In the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album, the winner is:

SECRETS ARE THE BEST STORIES – WINNER
Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

3 – For Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, the winner is:

DATA LORDS – WINNER
Maria Schneider Orchestra

4 – For Best Instrumental Jazz Album, the winner is:

TRILOGY 2 – WINNER
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

5 – The Best Latin Jazz Album category was won by:

FOUR QUESTIONS – WINNER
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

6 – For Best Instrumental Composition, the winner is:

SPUTNIK – WINNER
Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider)

7 – For Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, the winner is:

DONNA LEE – WINNER
John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

8 – For Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, the winner is:

LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL – WINNER
Snarky Puppy

9 – For Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, the winner is:

HE WON’T HOLD YOU – WINNER
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Rapsody)

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